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2 admit threats to post porn photos on Facebook in cyberstalking cases

Two Niagara County men pleaded guilty to child pornography and cyberstalking charges Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

Timothy Laubacker, 25, of Lockport also pleaded guilty to enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity. Laubacker faces a maximum of life in prison.

Travis Guerriera, 27, of Olcott also pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and cyberstalking, which carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

In September 2015, a female victim reported to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department that she received unsolicited communications from an individual on Facebook who threatened to post images of her that she had sent to her then-boyfriend when she was about 14 years-old, according to prosecutors.

Laubacker was eventually identified as the person who sent the threat, and a further investigation determined that Guerriera possessed the images that the victim had previously shared with her former boyfriend, which Guerriera then provided to Laubacker.

In June 2015, Laubacker used Facebook to attempt to entice a second underage victim to produce images of child pornography, prosecutors said. When the second victim refused to comply, Laubacker threatened to distribute child pornography images that he had previously obtained from her.

Laubacker made initial contact with the second victim while he was employed as a behavioral health aide at a mental health facility, prosecutors said. Laubaker was fired from that job in late December 2015 for inappropriate communications with another underage girl.

Guerriera is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 26 and Laubacker on Oct. 30, both before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

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