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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 13, 2013

Fitchburg Man Sentenced For Possessing Child Pornography

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BOSTON – A Fitchburg man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Worcester for possessing child pornography.

Roy Parry, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release. In January 2013, Parry pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

In February 2009, Parry placed images containing child pornography in a peer-to-peer file sharing program and that led federal authorities to obtain a search warrant for his home and computer. The execution of that search warrant in May 2009 resulted in the seizure of thousands of images and hundreds of videos containing child pornography. Additionally, in October 2001, Parry had been previously convicted of possession of child pornography.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Grady and Ortiz’s Worcester Branch Office.