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Cheektowaga man arrested on federal child porn counts

Alexander Burton Blake, 25, of Cheektowaga, was arrested Wednesday on federal charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said that if convicted as charged Blake faces a prison term of up to 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000. Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango said that last July 14 an undercover FBI agent downloaded nine images of child pornography from Blake through a peer-to-peer internet sharing program the suspect was allegedly using. On Oct. 16 a raid indicted Blake had a thumb drive containing more than 3000 images and 23 videos of child pornography. Mango said. U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder Jr. released Blake from custody on the condition that he remain under home confinement pending further court proceedings.