SHELTON MAN CHARGED WITH
RECEIVING AND DISTRIBUTING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Kimberly K. Mertz, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Colonel Danny R. Stebbins of the Connecticut State Police announced that ARTHUR GALLOWAY, 37, of Pinewood Lane, Shelton, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with receipt and distribution of child pornography.
Following his arrest, GALLOWAY appeared before Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven. He is detained pending a hearing that is currently scheduled for Monday, March 19.
If convicted of the charge of receipt and distribution of child pornography, GALLOWAY faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years, a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
U.S. Attorney Fein stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case is being investigated by the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit, the Shelton Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force, which includes federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Felice M. Duffy.
The Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force investigates crimes occurring over the Internet, including computer intrusion, Internet fraud, copyright violations, Internet threats and harassment and on-line crimes against children. The Task Force also provides computer forensic review services for participating agencies.
The Task Force is housed in the main FBI office in New Haven. Citizens who have information that may be helpful to this investigation are encouraged to call the Task Force at 203-777-6311.
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