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FEDS: Three major convictions for child abuse and exploitation in Western NY

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Bath NY man: 162 months

Rochester NY man: 78 months

North Tonawanda man: 87 months

From the United States Attorney Trini E. Ross,


BATH MAN PREVIOUSLY CONVICTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES GOING BACK TO PRISON ON NEW CHARGES

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Ryan Hamilton, 32, of Bath, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography by an individual with a prior conviction, was sentenced to serve 162 months in prison and 15 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. Hamilton was also ordered to pay $18,000 in restitution to victims. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan K. McGuire, who handled the case, stated that in August 2016 and again in September 2017, Hamilton was convicted in Steuben County Court of Possessing Sexual Performance by Child Less than 16. In October 2019, while being supervised by New York State Parole, Hamilton possessed approximately 87 videos and 1,124 images of child pornography on an SD card. Some of the images and videos included children under the age of 12 and depictions of violence.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia, the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Eugene Staniszewski, and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, under the direction of under the direction of Acting Commissioner Daniel F. Martuscello III.

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CONVICTED FELON GOING BACK TO PRISON ON NEW CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGE

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Robert Bibbins, 51, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography after having previously been convicted of a child pornography offense, was sentenced to serve 78 months in prison and 10 years supervised release by Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who handled the case, stated that in 2015, Bibbins was convicted of a child pornography offense in New York State Court and sentenced to a jail term and 10 years’ probation. In 2020, Bibbins violated his probation and was sentenced to serve one to three years in prison. On September 19, 2022, he was released on parole. Within three days of his release, Bibbins acquired an internet-capable cellular phone in violation of his parole conditions. On September 22, 2022, during a routine search, parole officers discovered the phone secreted in a trash can at the half-way house where Bibbins was living and discovered images of children in sexually explicit poses, as well as images of naked children. A full forensic examination of the phone by the FBI, which uncovered multiple sexually explicit images of children.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, under the direction of Acting Commissioner Daniel F. Martuscello III, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia.

NORTH TONAWANDA GOING TO PRISON FOR RECEIPT OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Michael Angstenberger, 48, of North Tonawanda, NY, who was convicted of receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to serve 87 months in prison and 10 years supervised released by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles M. Kruly, who handled the case, stated that Angstenberger created and used a Snapchat account with the username “catybug1234,” to communicate with, and obtain sexually explicit images from, minor girls. When doing so, he posed as a minor girl. Angstenberger communicated with minor victims in other states and countries. For example, Angstenberger communicated with a victim located in Kentucky (Victim 1), who was 12 years old. On December 5, 2021, Angstenberger asked Victim 1 to send him sexually explicit photos, which she did. Angstenberger communicated with a second victim located in Arkansas (Victim 2), who was approximately 11-12 years old. Victim 2 also sent sexually explicit photos as Angstenberger’s request.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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