Rochester man awaits sentencing following child pornography conviction

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A federal jury convicted a Rochester man on Wednesday of multiple child pornography charges.

James Oliver Young, 52, has been convicted of enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, conspiracy to produce child
pornography, and production and receipt of child pornography. The charges carry a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum of life.

Prosecutors said Young was attempting to entice the child into sending pictures and engaging in sexual activity on Facebook.

Rebecca Wilson, 30, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography and is awaiting sentencing.

Prosecutors said during the investigation, it was determined that Young and Wilson had sexual contact with the child on several occasions.

On April 18, 2020, New York State Police seized several devices, including two cell phones that belonged to Wilson. Prosecutors say multiple pornographic videos of a 5-year-old boy were found.

Last week, Young was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for a previous conviction of predatory assault against a child. That conviction was a result of an investigation and subsequent arrest made on April 20, 2020.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 22, 2022, at 2 p.m. before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. who presided over the trial of the case.