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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pittsfield Man Pleads Guilty To Producing, Possessing Child PornographyDefendant Agrees To 40-50 Years In Prison

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BOSTON - A Pittsfield man pleaded guilty today in federal court to producing and possessing child pornography.

Jason Gendron, 34, pleaded guilty to 16 counts of sexual exploitation of minors by producing child pornography and possessing child pornography.

Between May 13, 2011 and August 24, 2012, Gendron produced 16 files of child pornography, most of which were video files that depicted Gendron engaged in sexually explicit conduct with minor females, aged approximately two, three, eight, and 13-years-old. In addition, on July 16, 2013, Gendron possessed other files of child pornography.

Pursuant to a plea agreement, Gendron will be sentenced to between 40 to 50 years in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. Gendron has also agreed to pay restitution to the minor females depicted in the child pornography collection, and to forfeit his computer media. Gendron also faces a maximum $250,000 fine on each count.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Colonel Timothy Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Michael Wynn, Chief of the Pittsfield Police Department made the announcement today. The case was investigated by the Massachusetts State Police, with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations and the Pittsfield Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.