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Michael Lanham of Niagara Falls has a long history of abusing children

From the United States Attorney’s Office,

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER GOING TO PRISON FOR 30 YEARS FOR PRODUCTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Michael Lanham, 35, of Niagara Falls, NY, who was convicted of production of child pornography with a prior sex offense, was sentenced to serve 360 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Caitlin M. Higgins, who handled the case, stated that in December 2010, Lanham was convicted of Rape in the Third Degree, Victim Less than 17-Year-Old, Perpetrator 21 years or more, in New York State Court and is a registered sex offender. In September 2020, he took a sexually explicit photo of a minor victim on his cell phone.  In October 2020, Lanham distributed the image of the minor victim in a private online message to an undercover law enforcement officer on the Kik application.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia.

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