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A 32-year-old Amherst man faces federal charges of possessing child pornography containing graphic depictions of the sexual abuse of young children.

Cameron Stroke pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges of possessing child pornography in his initial arraignment before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott. U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. said Stroke was arrested after he posted inquiries online soliciting minors for sexual purposes.

Cheektowaga police detectives and state police investigators worked with the FBI in the investigation, Hochul said.

Stroke now faces a bail hearing at 11:30 a.m. Monday.