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WEST SPRINGFIELD MAN CHARGED IN SUPERSEDING INDICTMENT WITH ADVERTISING, DISTRIBUTING AND POSSESSING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

April 8, 2010

BOSTON, MA - A West Springfield man was charged today in federal court in a superseding indictment with advertising child pornography, distributing child pornography and possessing computer equipment containing child pornography.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Warren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston Field Office, announced today that JEREMIAH J. SALAMON, 34, of West Springfield, Mass. was charged in a Superseding Indictment with two counts of advertising material involving the sexual exploitation of a minor one count of distributing material involving the sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of a minor. On August 18, 2009, SALAMON was previously indicted with one count of possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of a minor.

The Superseding Indictment alleges that on June 12, 2009 and July 30, 2009, SALAMON knowingly published a notice and advertisement on a peer-to-peer file sharing program, seeking to receive, exchange, buy, produce, display, distribute, and reproduce visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The Superseding Indictment also alleges that on June 12, 2009, SALAMON knowingly distributed in interstate commerce computer files containing visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Lastly, the Superseding Indictment alleges that on July 30, 2009, SALAMON knowingly possessed a computer and computer media that contained visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

If convicted on these charges, SALAMON faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum sentence of 30 years for each of the advertising charges; five years mandatory minimum in prison and a maximum sentence of twenty years in prison for the distribution charge; and a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison on the possession charge, with each prison term to be followed by a mandatory minimum of 5 years and a maximum lifetime of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.

The details contained in the Indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 

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