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Nashua Man Pleads Guilty To Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2012

CONCORD, N.H. – Sean Neary, 56, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.                                

            A search warrant was executed at Neary’s home after an undercover officer in Massachusetts discovered images of child pornography being downloaded to an account registered to him.  Numerous images and videos of child pornography were found on Neary’s computers.  Among the images found were lascivious videos of children produced by Neary himself. 

            Neary faces a minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison and a lifetime of supervision by United States Probation.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 25, 2012. 

This prosecution is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative of the United States Department of Justice aimed at combating the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.  Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to 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.

This case was investigated by the Nashua Police Department and the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Helen White Fitzgibbon, the U.S. Attorney’s coordinator for Project Safe Childhood.

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