More charges against Fredonia man who pleaded guilty to possessing, producing child porn

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CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Fredonia man has pleaded guilty to producing and possessing child pornography, and is now facing additional charges of raping or sexually assaulting seven children.

New York State Police began to investigate 25-year-old Dustin Post in November of 2019, after receiving a complaint about a possible sex offense involving a minor.

Prosecutors say that in the summer of 2019, Post recorded himself abusing a 12-year-old girl. That November, investigators say they discovered hundreds of child porn images and videos on a cell phone, laptop and four flash drives from Post’s home.

For these crimes, Post will spend between 25 and 50 years in prison. He’ll be sentenced on October 1.

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“There was no plea agreement, there was no plea bargain,” said James P. Kennedy, US Attorney for the western district of New York. “He pled to everything.”

Kennedy said the federal charges pertain to child pornography he produced with a 12 year old victim. “The defendant told this young girl that his own two year old son had been kidnapped and that the kidnappers were demanding that this defendant send him a video of the young girl performing oral sex on him so that his son might be released.”

Dustin Post has been in federal custody at the Niagara County Jail since he was arrested at his home in Fredonia in November of 2019.

The 24 count indictment unsealed Wednesday includes state charges of raping or sexually assaulting seven different children, some of them as young as one, three or five years old.

“He had access to these children by befriending the children’s mothers or other caregivers, so these are children that were known to him,” said Tracey Brunecz, assistant district attorney for Chautauqua County.

“I want to applaud the bravery of child victims and their families who come forward and tell their stories,” said Jason Schmidt, district attorney for Chautauqua County. “No one wants to relive traumatic events. They do so in order that others do not experience what they have.”

The new state charges would bring additional prison time to what Post is already facing on his federal guilty plea.

According to authorities, the alleged abuse occurred between September 2015 and August 2019.

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