☷Cheektowaga Man Pleads Guilty to Production of Child Pornography
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Cheektowaga Man Pleads Guilty To Production Of Child Pornography CONTACT: Barbara BurnsPHONE: ( 716 ) 843 - 5817FAX #: ( 716 ) 551 - 3051BUFFALO , N . Y . - U . S . Attorney Trini E . Ross announced today that Kenneth Ritchie , 31 , of Cheektowaga , NY , pleaded guilty to production of child pornography before U . S . District Judge John L . Sinatra , Jr . The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison , a maximum of 30 years , and a $250 , 000 fine . Assistant U . S . Attorney Aaron J . Mango , who is handling the case , stated that on June 16 , 2021 , Ritchie engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a minor victim and used a cellular telephone to produce visual depictions of the conduct . The visual depictions were located in image files saved on Ritchie’s cell phone . The plea is the result of an investigation by the Cheektowaga Police Department , under the direction of Chief Brian Gould , and the Federal Bureau of Investigation , under the direction of Special Agent - in - Charge Stephen Belongia . Sentencing is scheduled for August 24 , 2022 , at 10:00 a . m . before Judge Sinatra . # # # #
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