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Buffalo, NY – Local Photographer Charged for Sexual Contact with a Minor and Child Pornography

Buffalo, NY (March 20, 2019) – On Wednesday, March 20th, police arrested a Buffalo photographer after prosecutors stated that he had engaged in sexual contact with a minor. 43-year-old Delshawn Trueheart has been charged for possession of child pornography in addition to the charges for engaging in sexual activity with a child under 16-years-old.

Federal prosecutors stated that this arrest comes after the victim told Buffalo Police about the abuse she had endured. The victim stated that Trueheart engaged her sexually at his photography studio and home located on East Delevan Avenue. Trueheart also allegedly took pornographic photos of the girl and recorded video of a sexual encounter.

The incidents in question occurred at a time when the victim was between the ages of 15 and 17-years-old. If convicted, Trueheart could face up to 10 years in prison, as well as a fine of $250,000.

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Buffalo, NY – Local Photographer Charged for Sexual Contact with a Minor and Child Pornography

Before anything else, we would first like to extend our sincere sorrow to the victim of this predator, as we maintain hope for her ability to physically, mentally, and emotionally recover from the abuse. It is extremely important to understand that, as the victim of sexual abuse in New York, you may likely have substantial rights in terms of recovering financial compensation for the exploitation you endured.

At Hach & Rose, we understand that no amount of money can erase the events that sexual abuse survivors experience. However, we are devoted to holding abusers liable for their reprehensible actions. Our compassionate attorneys are dedicated to providing victims with the most knowledgeable and experienced representation possible, and as members of the community, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sexual abuse in New York, please contact our attorneys at 212-779-0057 today.

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Disclaimer: Our intent in these posts it to bring attention to the dangers members in our community face and to encourage caution. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal or medical advice, and we urge you to contact a trained legal professional for more information regarding your specific situation.


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