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Nunda man, Elmira woman facing child pornography charges

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Rochester, N.Y. – A Nunda man and an Elmira woman have been arrested for production of child pornography.

In addition to that charge, 42-year-old Bryan Matacale of Nunda is charged with receipt of child pornography, while 26-year-old Ashley Warren of Elmira has been charged with distribution of child pornography.

Prosecutors say officials from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations received information from Belgian Federal Police in March about a Belgian citizen identifying people within the United States involved in child pornography. The Belgian citizen alleged that an individual had paid him for pornographic images and videos. Investigators say they later determined that individual was Mr. Matacale.

During the execution of a search warrant at Mr. Matacale’s home in August, prosecutors say investigators found a contact named Ashley Warren. In June, Warren had gone to law enforcement with allegations Matacale may have inappropriately touched two underage relatives. Prosecutors say text messages between the two revealed Warren had used her cell phone to take and send photos containing child pornography at Matacale’s request.

If they are convicted, Matacale faces 25 to 50 years in prison, while Warren faces 15 to 30 years in prison.

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