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Feds announce guilty plea from Bath man for child pornography

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Second conviction in less than four years, Joshua Wormley faces 20 years

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Joshua Wormley, 38, of Bath, NY, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford to possession of child pornography by an individual with a prior sex offense conviction. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison and a maximum of 20 years.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan K. McGuire, who is handling the case, stated that in July 2017, Wormley was convicted of attempted possession of a sexual performance of a child. In February 2021, Wormley possessed a cell phone containing approximately 800 images and two videos of child pornography. Some of the images and videos depicted prepubescent minors.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia and the Yates County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Ronald Spike.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 16, 2023, at 2:30 p.m. before Judge Wolford.

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