(WNY News Now) – U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that a 35-year-old Rochester, NY, man who was convicted of possession of child pornography by an individual with a prior sex offense conviction, was sentenced to serve 151 months in prison and 20 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.
ROCHESTER, NY – Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan K. McGuire, who handled the case, stated that in December 2011, Jason Koscielski, 35, was convicted on federal charges of receipt, distribution, and possession of child pornography, and sentenced to serve 135 months in prison and 30 years supervised release, which prohibited him from possessing any unmonitored telephone. In November of 2021, Koscielski obtained a Tracfone, in violation of the terms of his supervised release.
Between November 2 and November 16, 2021, Koscielski used the phone to send and receive images of child pornography and to possess approximately 476 images of child pornography. Many of the images involved children younger than 12 years old and were sexually explicit in nature. On November 5, 2021, Koscielski also used the Phone to exchange sexually explicit photos with Minor Victim 1, a 15-year-old male.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Probation Department, under the director of Chief Probation Officer Timothy Englert and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia.