Albion man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography, faces up to 20 years in prison

Posted 8 October 2019 at 3:08 pm

Press Release, U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., Western District of New York

BUFFALO – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Andrew Campbell, 33, of Albion pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Andrew Campbell

Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth R. Moellering, who is handling the case, stated in July 2018, an individual contacted the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office after discovering a disturbing video on a desktop computer that belonged to the defendant. The witness and Campbell lived together on and off and Campbell left the computer at the residence when he was made to vacate the residence by the witness in June 2018. In addition to the desktop computer, Witness 1 also turned over a laptop computer and hard drive.

A forensic analysis of the desktop, laptop, and hard drive revealed more than 65 image files and more than 20 videos containing child pornography. Some of the images depicted the sexual abuse or exploitation of an infant or toddler, and other depictions of violence.

The plea is a result of an investigation by the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Randy Bower, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Buffalo Office, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 29, 2020, at 1 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

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