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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jeffrey Clark, 34, of Bath, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with receiving and distributing child pornography. The charge carries a minimum penalty of five years imprisonment a maximum of 20 years, and a fine up to $250,000.
Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, in September 2020, an undercover law enforcement officer in Rochester, NY, received video files of suspected child pornography, including a file named “6Yo Babyj – Bedtime Rape.” In November 2020, undercover law enforcement officers in Rochester, Buffalo, North Dakota, and Texas, also received video files of suspected child pornography. Subsequent investigation traced the files to the defendant’s residence in Bath, NY. A search warrant was executed at the residence on January 13, 2021, during which investigators seized multiple digital devices, including Clark’s cell phone.
The defendant made an initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson and was detained.
The criminal complaint is the result of an investigation by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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