Milton Man Charged With Federal Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses
CONCORD, N.H.: – John Allen Wright, 45, of Milton, New Hampshire, has been indicted in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire on federal child sexual exploitation offenses. On October 5, 2011, a federal grand jury returned a six-count indictment charging Wright with producing and possessing images of child pornography, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
Wright was arraigned on October 12, 2011 and he pleaded not guilty. He was ordered to be detained pending trial by Magistrate Judge Landya McCafferty. A trial date has been scheduled for December 13, 2011. If convicted of the charged offenses, the defendant faces up to 160 years of imprisonment.
The investigation into this matter was conducted by the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation
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.
AN INDICTMENT is merely an allegation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.