Boston - A Bridgewater man was charged today in federal court with receipt and possession of child pornography.
Kevini J. Balzarini, 36, was charged in an indictment with receipt and possession of child pornography. The indictment alleges that on various dates in 2011 and 2012, Balzarini received visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The indictment further alleges that on or about Aug. 28, 2012, Balzarini possessed additional child pornography.
If convicted, Balzarini faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 20 years in prison on the receipt of child pornography charge and up to 10 years in prison on the possession of child pornography charge. Balzarini also faces up to a lifetime of supervised release and a $500,000 fine on each count.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eve A. Piemonte Stacey of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.
This case was 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 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.