March 5, 2024

Buffalo man arrested for sex crimes against children

Buffalo man arrested for sex crimes against children

On March 3, 2024, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation stationed at SP Clarence arrested Richard G. LaFrano, 44 of Buffalo, NY for Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child (E Felony) 2 counts.

The Bureau of Criminal Investigation out of SP Clarence with the assistance from the Troop A Computer Crimes Unit, conducted an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation in the city of Buffalo.  Investigation determined by National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that LaFrano possessed child pornography.

Lafrano issued appearance tickets for the city of Buffalo and scheduled to return to court later in March 2024.

The mission of the ICAC Task Force is to identify individuals online who are attempting to lure children to meet for sex or those disseminating child sexual abuse material. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC program) helps state and local law enforcement agencies develop an effective response to technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation and Internet crimes against children.