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Pittsford man sentenced on child porn charges

Updated: 01/23/2014 6:23 AM
Created: 01/23/2014 4:36 AM WHEC.com

Prosecutors say a Pittsford man will serve 10 years of supervised release after he was convicted on child pornography charges.
   
Prosecutors say 21-year-old old Michael Mercadel downloaded and shared pornographic images of children under 12-years-old on a file sharing network. The U.S. Attorney’s offices discovered the images during an undercover operation where they downloaded images from Mercadel. Investigators say a search warrant at Mercadel’s residence revealed more images of children engaging in sexual behavior.

The case is part of Project Childhood, a program which works to combat child sexual exploitation.



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