MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
BOSTON, Mass - A Middleborough man pleaded guilty today in federal court to Possession of Child Pornography.
CHRISTOPHER ROY, 38, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to Possession of Child Pornography. Judge Woodlock scheduled sentencing for June 2nd at 2:30 p.m. ROY faces up to 10 years imprisonment to be followed by up to a lifetime of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.
Had the case proceeded to trial the Government’s evidence would have proven that ROY, returning from a business trip in Mexico, presented himself for admission into the United States at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport. ROY’s baggage was inspected by Customs and Border Protection as it was known to law enforcement through a report that ROY had previously purchased memberships to known child pornography websites. On his laptop, child pornography videos were discovered. ROY admitted that he had downloaded child pornography from the Internet through use of file-sharing software. The videos depicted prepubescent children engaged in sexually explicit conduct with adults.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge
of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations in Boston made the announcement today. The case was investigated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and ICE Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Yoon of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit, and was initiated by Alex C. Lewis of the U.S. Attorneys’ Office in Fort Worth, Texas.
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/.