Chautauqua County Man Faces Federal Child Porn Sentencing Next Month

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BUFFALO – A Chautauqua County man who faces decades behind bars will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty in a federal child pornography case.







The U.S. Attorney’s Office tells WNY News Now that Dustin Post, of Silver Creek, will be sentenced on Feb. 4. He plead guilty in October to producing and possessing child pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 25 years in prison and a maximum of 50 years, along with a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Rudroff, who is prosecuting, says that State Police in Fredonia began investigating Post after he video-recorded his alleged abuse of a 12-year-old girl. In Nov. 2019, they allegedly discovered what was suspected to be child pornography in the form of images and video.







Post is also charged with dozens of alleged crimes against children in Chautauqua County. In October, District Attorney Jason Schmidt unsealed a 24-count indictment against Post who is accused of 11 separate crimes of predatory first-degree sexual assault against a child, nine separate crimes of first-degree criminal sexual act and first-degree rape, all felonies.

Schmidt says Post, on the county charges alone, will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars if convicted. Schmidt says that the sentencing on those charges, if convicted, would likely run consecutively to the Federal sentencing.













 

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