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FORMER HIGH SCHOOL SWIM COACH INDICTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

SEPTEMBER 16, 2010

BOSTON, Mass. - A North Attleboro man was charged today in federal court with Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, Office of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston and North Attleboro Police Chief Michael P. Gould, Sr. announced today that TIMOTHY S. KELLY, 39, of North Attleboro, was charged in a four count indictment with Receiving Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography.

The indictment alleges that on December 23, 2006, Kelly knowingly received visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, and on June 22, 2009, knowingly possessed visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

Kelly had previously been employed as a swim coach for the Attleboro YMCA and North Attleboro High School.

If convicted, KELLY faces up to 20 years imprisonment for each count of Receipt of Child Pornography and up to 10 years imprisonment for possession of child pornography, to be followed by up to lifetime years of supervised release and up to a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the North Attleboro Police Department, with assistance from the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office. 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 February 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the 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.

 

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