BUFFALO – A California man was sentenced Thursday after he was convicted of production of child pornography involving a Cattaraugus County Teen in January 2017.
The U.S. Attorney’s office announced that Loren Glen Warner, 29, of Fresno, CA, will serve 20 years in prison and 15 years supervised release.
Prosecutors said the defendant met a 14 year-old at her family’s church in Cattaraugus County and the two communicated on Facebook and Snapchat.
During that time prosecutors said Warner, who knew the victim was 14 years-old, began making sexual references and statements. Warner also sent sexually explicit images of himself to the victim. The defendant also asked for and received nude photographs of the victim.
In addition, prosecutors said Warner met a 13 year-old victim at a church in Fresno, California. Over several years, the defendant requested and received child pornography images and videos from that victim as well.
In March 2017, Warner pleaded guilty in Cattaraugus County Court to second-degree rape, and endangering the welfare of a minor and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
The U.S. Attorney said Thursday’s sentencing was the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly; the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Edward Kennedy; and the Cattaraugus County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of Lori Rieman.