A Town of Tonawanda man was arrested and charged in connection with the distribution and possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Randy Rance, 56, faces a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum 20 years if convicted on the charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who is handling the case, in December 2016, Rance allegedly distributed child pornography to an undercover investigator.
In January, the Town of Tonawanda Police Department seized Rance’s computer, and a forensic examination determined that he was allegedly in possession of hundreds of thousands of images of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Some of it depicted prepubescent children, police said.
The criminal complaint against Rance is the result of an investigation by the Town of Tonawanda Police Department and the FBI.