Nunda man, Elmira woman charged with production of child porn

Investigation began overseas

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - A Nunda man and an Elmira woman are facing child pornography charges.

Bryan Matacale, 42, and Ashley Warren, 26, are charged with production of child pornography. Matacale is also charged with receiving child pornography, while Warren is also charged with distribution of child pornography.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the investigation began overseas after Homeland Security and customs received information from the Belgian Federal Police that a Belgian citizen identified individuals in the U.S. as being involved the possession and distribution of child pornography.

The Belgian citizen told police that an individual he knew as "Bob" paid him money in exchange for images and videos of child pornography on several occasions. An investigation determined that “Bob” was Matacale.

A federal search warrant was executed at Matacale’s home during which various computers and electronic media were seized by law enforcement officers. After searching Matacale's cell phone, investigators learned he received child porn from Warren, who had taken and sent the photos at Matacale's request. 

Matacale faces a minimum penalty of 25 years in prison and a maximum of 50 years because of prior convictions for sexual offenses. 

Warren faces at least 15 and up to 30 years in prison.


More Stories

Don't Miss

  • Adam Interviews
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • South Korea 2018
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Plugged-In Parent
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Extraordinary People
  • Your Local Election HQ
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News

Video Center