PLYMOUTH MAN CHARGED WITH CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OFFENSES
BOSTON, MA - A Plymouth man was charged today in federal court with transportation and possession of child pornography.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Warren T. Bamford, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Boston Field Office and Chief Michael E. Botieri of the Plymouth Police Department announced today that GEORGE H. LUNT, 25, of Plymouth was charged in an indictment with two counts of transportation of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography.
The indictment alleges that LUNT transported child pornography on November 26, 2008, and possessed child pornography on January 8, 2009.
If convicted on these charges, LUNT faces up to 20 years imprisonment on each count of transportation of child pornography, and up to 10 years imprisonment on the possession of child pornography, both would be followed by up to a lifetime of supervised release and up to a $250,000 fine.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Significant assistance was provided by the Plymouth Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Yoon of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit and Trial Attorney Bonnie Kane of the Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation & Obscenity Section.
This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, 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/
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.