ROCHESTER MAN SENTENCED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OFFENSE
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: United States Attorney John P. Kacavas announced that Patrick Prince, of Rochester appeared in United States District Court yesterday and was sentenced to 46 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. The charge was the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department.
Prince was indicted in May after his computer was found to contain hundreds of images, downloaded through the internet, which depicted the sexual assault of young children. He pled guilty in September, 2009.
After his release from prison, the defendant will be required to register as a sex offender in any state in which he lives and will be supervised by United States Probation for the rest of life.
In February 2006, the Department of Justice introduced Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better 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 prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Helen White Fitzgibbon who is the U.S. Attorney’s coordinator for Project Safe Childhood.