Olean Man Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charge



BUFFALO – An Olean man is facing five to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after pleading guilty to receipt of child pornography.

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced this week that Jacob Tunison, 30, of Olean, pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang, who is handling the case, stated that in November 2018, Tunison used Facebook to communicate with a minor female who was less than age 16 years. The defendant sent numerous lewd images of himself to the minor and solicited the minor to produce and send various images of herself to him.



The plea is the result of an investigation by the Cuba Police Department, under the direction of Chief Dustin Burch, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jamestown Office, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 22, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Tunison used one or more social media apps to communicate with a 13-year-old female, according to an investigation by the FBI, who received a tip from the Cuba, N.Y. Police Department regarding the possible sexual exploitation of a child using social media.



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