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Buffalo man gets 20 years for child exploitation

One of the biggest child pornography prosecutions in history is sending a Buffalo man to prison.

Todd Stumpf, 61, of Fillmore Avenue, was sentenced to 20 years Tuesday for his role in an international “members only" online bulletin board called Dreamboard.

Stumpf, the second local man to go prison as part of the Louisiana-based prosecution, was one of 72 people indicted in 2011 and accused of taking part in a criminal network that promoted pedophilia and encouraged the sexual abuse of children.

Federal prosecutors said Dreamboard members used the bulletin board to trade graphic images and videos of adults violently molesting children 12 and younger.

Christopher Luke, 31, of the Town of Tonawanda, was convicted in late 2011 of taking part in the same online network. He also got 20 years in prison.