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February 20, 2013

Guilty plea in porn case

Tonawanda News — A Tonawanda man who was turned into the authorities by his roommate for possessing child pornography pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday. 

Rosan Mack, 38, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession of child pornography, which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael DiGiacomo, who is in charge of the case, said that Mack was charged after his roommate delivered a DVD containing a video of child pornography to the Tonawanda Police Department, along with a note identifying the defendant. 

After receiving the DVD, detectives were able to establish that the DVD, which showed two underage children involved in a sex act, belonged to Mack. 

The case, according to federal prosecutors, was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the U.S. Department of Justice. 

The plea was the culmination of an investigation by the FBI and Tonawanda police. Mack will be sentenced at

1 p.m. May 31. 

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