DERBY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL
PORNOGRAPHY PRODUCTION CHARGE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MATTHEW MAFFUCCI, 31, of Derby, pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford to one count of production of child pornography.
According to court documents and statements made in court, MAFFUCCI admitted to production of child pornography between 2004 and March 2010. The FBI conducted a search of MAFFUCCI’s residence and seized a computer and other computer storage media in June 2010. Analysis of the seized items revealed that MAFFUCCI possessed more than 600 images of minors, including children under the age of 12, engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny will sentence MAFFUCCI on June 6, 2012, at which time MAFFUCCI faces a maximum term of imprisonment of thirty years, a mandatory term of imprisonment of 15 years, and a fine of up to $250,000.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force. The Derby Police Department also provided valuable assistance in this investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anastasia E. King.
The Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force investigates crimes occurring over the Internet, including computer intrusion, Internet fraud, copyright violations, Internet threats and harassment and online 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, Connecticut. For more information about the Task Force, please contact the FBI at 203-777-6311.
U.S. Attorney Fein noted that this prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is 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.
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