Michael Clemence, 35, of Rochester was indicted by a federal grand jury on Monday and charged with one count of possession of child pornography, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
Clemence was arrested on June 7, 2021 and is currently detained.
According to the original complaint filed in court, federal agents located one or more images of child pornography on electronic devices seized from Clemence’s residence during the execution of a federal search warrant on June 4, 2021.
The investigation into Clemence stemmed from a larger investigation into child exploitation material on the “dark web.”
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this matter is encouraged to contact Homeland Security Investigations at 603-629-2716.
The charges in the indictment are only allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The case was investigated by the Homeland Security Investigations and the Rochester Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kasey Weiland and Anna Krasinski.