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Nashua Man Sentenced To 15 Years On Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

April 26, 2012

CONCORD, N.H. – Sean Neary, 56, of Nashua appeared in U.S. District Court and was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of children and one count of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.                                

            Neary was apprehended in December, 2010, following an undercover investigation that revealed images of child pornography being downloaded to a computer in his residence.  Digital examination of materials seized from Neary’s residence pursuant to a search warrant revealed numerous images, which had been downloaded through the internet and stored on multiple computers, depicting the sexual assault of children.  The examination also revealed images of minors in various states of undress. 

The defendant pled guilty in January of this year.  In addition to his prison sentence he was ordered to serve a period of lifetime supervision by United States Probation & Pretrial Services, under which Neary’s activities will be monitored by a probation officer.

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

Project Safe Childhood is 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 as well as to identify and rescue victims of such exploitation. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

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