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March 1, 2014

City of Tonawanda man guilty of child porn

Tonawanda News — A 74-year-old City of Tonawanda man pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography Thursday in U.S. District Court. 

Investigators said Dennis Henneman was found with hundreds of images of children on several devices in June 2012 in his Wadsworth Avenue home. 

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, who oversaw the case, Henneman downloaded the images from the Internet, which were discovered on a hard drive and laptop after an probe that involved special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

A forensic analysis of the computer and the hard drive shows more than 600 images of child pornography stores on the devices, according to the authorities, some of which portrayed children under the age of 12, and others that depicted violent acts with children. 

The guilty plea was tendered before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio, while sentencing will be scheduled before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny later this year. Henneman will face 6 to 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both. 

Henneman must also register as a sex offender that will require him to reveal where he lives. 

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