Rochester Man Pleads Guilty After Cell Phone Filled with Child Pornography Was Convicted Child Sex Offender

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Donnie Lee Jackson, 31, of Rochester, NY, a registered sex offender and New York State parolee, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to possession of child pornography, including prepubescent images. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of 20 years, and a fine of $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant, in May 2017, was found to be in possession of a cellular telephone that contained approximately 50 videos and 13 images of child pornography, some of which depicted prepubescent minors or minors under 12-years-old. Previously, in 2010, the defendant had been convicted in New York State Court of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, after defendant engaged in sexual conduct with an individual under 11-years-old on multiple occasions.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia, and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, under the direction of Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci.