Gowanda Man Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

BUFFALO-A Gowanda man was arrested recently on child pornography charges according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Shane Michael Aurand, 20, allegedly shared sexually explicit pictures of a seven-year-old child he was babysitting with an undercover law enforcement agent in March 2017. Aurand also allegedly offered to send the undercover agent pictures of other children in return for more child pornography.

Aurand faces charges of Production and Distribution of Child Pornography. The charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison with a maximum of 30, and a $250,000 fine.