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New York prison guard gets five years for child pornography

Posted January 15, 2021

A former New York State Corrections officer was convicted of possessing child pornography after investigators found thousands of photos and videos at his residence. He was sentenced in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

Joseph Chojnacki, 27, faces a five-year prison sentence. He was arrested after Homeland Security Investigations traced suspected child pornography to him. Investigators received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Authorities obtained a federal search warrant on May 9, 2019, and searched Chojnacki’s home. They found computers, as well as other electronic devices and media. Investigators recovered 138 videos and more than 3,800 photos of child pornography. Some of the images contained minors under the age of 12 and displayed the sexual abuse of infants.

Child pornography allegations should not be taken lightly. The evidence presented in such cases can be extremely damaging. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for possessing child pornography in New York, you need smart legal representation.

Brill Legal Group has experience handling all types of child pornography cases. We know how to develop effective defense strategies that stand up to aggressive prosecutors. Contact us today to speak to a skilled New York criminal defense lawyer.

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