Man arrested for allegedly receiving child porn

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WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A 68-year-old West Seneca man was arrested Friday on charges of receiving child pornography.

Federal prosecutors say Joseph Heleniak received an e-mail on August 30, 2013 containing child porn of female children under the age of 16 involved in sexual activities with adult men. After an initial court appearance Friday, Heleniak was held pending a detention hearing next week.

If convicted of the charges, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and could be sentenced to a maximum of 40 years in prison.

According to the Town of West Seneca Sex Offender Registry, Heleniak is a Risk Level 1 sex offender convicted in February 2006.

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