BOSTON - A Fitchburg man was sentenced today in federal court on child pornography charges.
Dennis Bilotta, 69, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Saylor to 30 months in prison to be followed by six years of supervised release. In October 2011, Bilotta pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography
Had the case proceeded to trial the Government’s evidence would have proven that an undercover FBI investigation of peer-to-peer file sharing over the Internet led federal authorities to obtain a search warrant for Bilotta’s home and computer. The execution of that search warrant resulted in the seizure of numerous photographs and videos depicting child pornography.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Boston Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark Grady and David Hennessy of Ortiz’s Worcester Branch Office.