LIVINGSTON COUNTY – A local man was charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to produce child pornography and planning to confine an 11-year-old against her will.
According to a press release from U.S. Attorney William Hochul Jr., Calvin Patrick, 34, was charged by criminal complaint with Attempted Production of Child Pornography, Enticement of a Minor, Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany Lee, who is prosecuting the case, said that according to the complaint, law enforcement was notified by a cooperating witness who saw the contents of the defendant’s tablet, which reportedly showed young females engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The witness says they also observed an image on Patrick’s Kik account that appeared to depict a nude 14-year-old female from Florida.
The witness further told law enforcement that she was aware that Patrick had been communicating with an 11-year-old from Pennsylvania and that the defendant had made comments in the past about picking up the 11-year-old and keeping her locked up within certain property so he could do what he wanted to her.
A search warrant was conducted by Livingston County Probation and the Mount Morris Police Department at Patrick’s apartment. Law enforcement officers seized the electronic tablet, a computer and other items. A forensic analysis determined that Patrick had been chatting on Kik with two minors under the age of 18 who resided out of state.
Patrick made an initial appearance today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian Payson and was detained.
The federal charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 25 years in prison, a maximum of life and a fine of $250,000, in part because the defendant’s prior conviction involving child pornography charges. Patrick was also re-arrested for possession of Child Pornography by the Mount Morris Police Department.
Patrick is also charged in Livingston County with Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a B felony, Rape in the First Degree, a B felony, Aggravated Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, a D felony, and six counts of Unlawful Imprisonment, for allegedly confining a woman and sexually abusing her for a period of several months.
The federal criminal complaint was the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam Cohen, the Mount Morris Police Department, under the direction of Chief Ken Mignemi, the Livingston County Probation Department, under the direction of Director Lynne Mignemi, and the Livingston County District Attorney’s Office, under the direction of Greg McCaffrey. The task force includes the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, the Rochester Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.