Warsaw man faces child porn charge

The New York State Legislature will pass legislation to reveal Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers, according to a joint statement from Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, R-The Bronx. The legislation was introduced today. (Dreamstime/TNS)

BUFFALO — A Warsaw man is facing at least five years in prison after being caught with child pornography, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

Ronald Longhini, 59, has been charged with receipt and possession of child pornography, federal prosecutors said. The charges carry a mandatory minimum of five years in prison, a maximum of 20 years, and up to a $250,000 fine.

The charges stem from Jan. 21, when an undercover law enforcement officer identified an IP address downloading videos of suspected child pornography from a peer-to-peer sharing network.

The IP address was traced to Longhini’s residence in Warsaw, prosecutors said. Similar videos of suspected child pornography were also allegedly downloaded in February and March.

The videos included pre-pubescent minors engaged in sexual acts with adults. On April 28, 2021, investigators seized several digital items during the execution of a search warrant at Longhini’s residence.

Longhini made an initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy and was held pending a detention hearing on Thursday.

The complaint is the result of an investigation by the FBI, the Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office, and the Tonawanda Police Department.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1