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Rochester man pleads guilty to receiving child pornography

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A Rochester man has pled guilty to charges that he received child pornography.

Acting U.S. Attorney James Kennedy, Jr. announced on Thursday that Amit Pandey, 41, of Rochester, pleaded guilty and will be sentenced on January 20, 2018. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum penalty of 20 years with a $250,000 fine. 

According to the attorney handling the case, Pandey was arrested in February 2017 by deputies with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, after he was discovered having sex in a parked vehicle with a 16-year old minor female. Deputies seized Pandey’s cell phone during the arrest and a forensic analysis uncovered sexually graphic chats and images using the Kik application between Pandey and the minor female. One of the images was of a person that Pandey knew was a minor.
 

 
 

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