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ALBANY, NEW YORK – Daniel Porrazzo, a/k/a “lickndipinu,” age 51, of Stillwater, New York, was arraigned today on an indictment charging him with possession of child pornography.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Kevin Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

According to the indictment, on or about June 2, 2016, Porrazzo possessed multiple images of child pornography on two laptop computers.  The child pornography included depictions of the sexual abuse of children under age 12.  The charges in the indictment are merely accusations.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

If convicted, Porrazzo faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years, a mandatory term of supervised release of 5 years and up to life, and a maximum $250,000 fine.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.  Porazzo would also have to register as a sex offender.

Porrazzo is detained pending a detention hearing scheduled before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel on Monday, October 5, 2020.

This case is being investigated by HSI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua R. Rosenthal.

This case is prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorney’s’ offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/.

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