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Buffalo man pleads guilty to distributing child pornography

A Buffalo man admitted Thursday in court that he distributed a video containing child pornography from his cell phone in March 2018.

Atif Ullah, 30, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to distribution of child pornography, U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. said.

On Aug. 16, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Ullah’s residence and seized two cell phones that contained a total of 33 images of child pornography, according to Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeremy Murray, who is handling the case. He alleged eight of the images were of a child who was seven years old when they were created by Ullah between June 22 and August 16, 2018.

Ullah is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 4 by Vilardo. He is facing a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of 20 years, and a fine up to $250,000.

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