ROCHESTER, N.Y. — An upstate New York man who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 72 months in prison and 15 years of supervised release. The sentence is the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
David Lorow, 51, of Hornell, N.Y., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa. According to court documents, Lorow downloaded and shared child pornography using file-sharing software. The images stored on his computer depicted minors under the age of 12.
This investigation was part of Operation Predator, a nationwide ICE HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders, and child sex traffickers. ICE HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators.
Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, at 1-800-843-5678 or http://www.cybertipline.com.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany H. Lee prosecuted this case on behalf of the U.S. government.