CLARENCE, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man was arrested and charged with crimes against children, New York State Police announced Wednesday.

Jose DeJesus, 38, was charged with promoting sexual performance by a child and possessing sexual performance by a child, both felonies, after a crimes against children investigation determined that DeJesus had possessed and shared child pornography.

According to the Erie County District Attorney’s office, on or about April 4, 2022, DeJesus allegedly possessed, with the intent to view, images of child pornography. He also allegedly shared an image of sexual conduct by a child with another user on a website.

DeJesus is a firefighter with the Buffalo Fire Department and has been placed on administrative leave.

He was arraigned Wednesday and faces a maximum of seven years in prison. He is scheduled to return on Nov. 23 for a felony hearing.

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