BOSTON – A Pittsfield man was indicted today in U.S. District Court in Springfield with producing and possessing child pornography.
Jason Gendron, 34, was indicted with sixteen counts of sexual exploitation of minors by producing child pornography and possessing child pornography.
The Indictment alleges that between May 13, 2011 and August 24, 2012, Gendron produced or attempted to produce sixteen files of child pornography. The Indictment further alleges that on July 16, 2013, Gendron possessed other files of child pornography.
If convicted on the production charges, Gendron faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in prison, followed by a maximum lifetime of supervised release, and a maximum fine of $250,000 on each count. If convicted on the possession charge, Gendron faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a maximum lifetime of supervised release, and a maximum fine of $250,000.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Bruce Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Chief Michael Wynn, of the Pittsfield Police Department, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow of Ortiz's Springfield Branch Office.
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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