BOSTON – A West Brookfield man with a prior child pornography conviction was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Springfield.
Christopher Boucher, 44, pleaded guilty to possession of material involving the sexual exploitation of a minor and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release with special conditions relating to sex offenders.
In January 2012, the Massachusetts State Police executed a state search warrant at Boucher’s former residence in Ware and seized a laptop that contained a video depicting multiple rapes of a young girl known as “Vicky.” Boucher then told the police that he used file-sharing programs on the Internet to obtain images of children from 12 to 15-years-old engaged in sexual acts. Boucher also said that as recently as a few days ago, he used the e-Mule file-sharing program to download a child pornography video belonging to the “Vicky” series.
In 2000, Boucher pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of child pornography. In 2001, he was sentenced to five years of probation with six months in home detention.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Office.