BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Tonawanda man has pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Andrew Vallone, 47, admitted to having a secret camera in a location that allowed him to secretly film a minor victim. An SD card recovered from the camera contained several images that depicted the victim in various states of undress.
The investigation began after Town of Tonawanda police discovered a video of a child wearing only underwear on Vallone’s computer.
He pleaded guilty to receipt of child pornography. He faces five to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on Feb. 15, 2024.
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