U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that David Gfeller, 35, of Palmyra, NY, who was convicted of producing child pornography, was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison and 15 years supervised release by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who handled the case, stated that on February 12, 2019, Homeland Security Investigations in Buffalo received information, from an international law enforcement network, that child pornography, which potentially originated in Western New York, had been recovered by authorities in various countries, including Germany, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, and France. The child pornography depicted a prepubescent minor.
With assistance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Homeland Security Investigation Special Agents used data associated with the images to locate the residence at which the images had been produced. The victim was located. On March 1, 2019, investigators executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and arrested Gfeller for producing the child pornography.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly, with assistance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the New York State Police.