Federal Jury Convicts Registered Sex Offender Of Producing Child Pornography | USAO-WDNY

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that a federal jury has convicted Charles Porterfield, 37, of Springville, NY, of production of child pornography and committing the offense as a registered sex offender. The charges carry a mandatory penalty of life in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jonathan P. Cantil and Paul E. Bonanno, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that in 2011, Porterfield was convicted in Erie County Court of Engaging in a Course of Sexual Conduct in the 2nd Degree and sentenced to five years in prison and three years post release supervision. Porterfield was also required to register as a sex offender for life. Less than one month after completing his post release supervision, Porterfield paid a 13-year-old girl (Victim) to engage in an online sexual relationship. Porterfield used the Victim to produce images and videos of child pornography.

The verdict is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Michael Stansbury, and the Northern York County Regional Police Department. 

Sentencing is scheduled for May 23, 2023, before U.S. District Judge Richard J Arcara, who presided over the trial of the case.  

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