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JEWETT CITY MAN SENTENCED TO 33 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 5, 2011

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that DWIGHT J. SAVARIA, 46, of Jewett City, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to 33 months of imprisonment, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, for possessing child pornography.
           
According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 24, 2009, agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI) executed a search and seizure warrant at SAVARIA’s residence related to an investigation into whether SAVARIA had purchased images of child pornography through a subscription web site.  On that date, SAVARIA acknowledged that he used his credit card to purchase images of child pornography, and that he possessed the images on his computers and related components.  Subsequent analysis of the computers and components seized on that date have revealed approximately 1700 images and videos depicting child pornography.
           
On September 1, 2011, SAVARIA waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography.
           
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, with the assistance of the Connecticut State Police.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deborah R. Slater.
           
U.S. Attorney Fein noted that this prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, and the District of Connecticut’s “Operation Constant Vigilance,” which are aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
           
To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

 

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