States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|April 5, 2010||
Project Safe Childhood: NEW HAVEN MAN SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that WILLIAM GOLIA, 74, of Eastern Street, New Haven, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for possessing child pornography. GOLIA pleaded guilty to the offense on January 7, 2010.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on April 21, 2009, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents conducted a court-authorized search of GOLIA’s residence and seized a desktop computer; a bag of floppy disks and a bag of external storage media. Subsequent analysis of the seized computer and related equipment revealed the existence of more than 600 pictures and videos of child pornography.
This investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The case was prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.
This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.
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