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Date: 11-22-2020

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United States of America v. Richard Dzionara-Norsen

Case Number: 6:19-cr-06131-FPG-MWP

Judge: Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of New York (Monroe County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office, Rochester, New York

Defendant's Attorney:

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Description: Rochester, New York criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with distribution of child pornography.

Richard Dzionara-Norsen, 29, of Brighton, NY, of possession, receipt, and distribution of child pornography. The charges carry a minimum penalty of five years in prison, and maximum of 20 years in prison, a lifetime period of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kyle P. Rossi and Meghan K. McGuire, who handled the trial of the case, stated that the defendant was apprehended by members of the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force after sharing a child pornography video with an undercover investigator over a peer to peer file sharing network. Subsequent investigation determined that Dzionara-Norsen had been receiving and distributing child pornography for a number of years. The images of child pornography depicted children as young as infants and also included depictions of violence against children.

The verdict is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Child Exploitation Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Stephen Belongia.


Outcome: Minute Entry for proceedings held before Hon. Frank P. Geraci, Jr.: Kyle Rossi AUSA, Meghan K.McGuire AUSA appearing on behalf of the government. Francis M. Ciardi Esq. and Michael Witmer Esq. appearing with the defendant. Jury Trial as to Richard Dzionara-Norsen held on 11/18/2020. Witnesses: Dr. Elizabeth Murry, Special Agent James Markovich and Robert Price Computer Forensic Analyst. Jury Trial to continue on 11/19/2020 at 8:30am. before Hon. Frank P. Geraci Jr.. (Court Reporter Christi Macri.) (BK) (Entered: 11/19/2020)

Defendant was convicted.

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