BUFFALO, NY—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Robert P. Dombrowski, 51, of Buffalo, New York, who was convicted of attempted receipt of child pornography, was sentenced to 60 months in prison and 10 years’ supervised release by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward H. White, who handled the case, stated that between February 7, 2012 and March 9, 2012, the defendant engaged in chats over the Internet with undercover FBI agents who were posing as a 15-year-old girl. During the chats, Dombrowski attempted to receive child pornography through the Internet on his home computer. The defendant also made plans to meet with who he thought was a 15-year-old girl at a restaurant with the purpose of engaging in sexual activity with the girl involving sex toys. The defendant was apprehended by law enforcement officials who discovered the sex toys referenced in the chats in the defendant’s vehicle.
The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Richard M. Frankel, Acting Special Agent in Charge; the Cheektowaga Police Department under the direction of David Zack, Chief of Police; and the Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force.