CLAREMONT MAN SENTENCED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OFFENSE
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Steven Massey, of Claremont, appeared in United States District Court yesterday and was sentenced to six years in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of transportation of child pornography. The charge was the result of an investigation by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) announced US Attorney John P. Kacavas. Massey was confronted by ICE Agents in November of 2008 who had reason to believe that he had sent images of child pornography to an individual in Albany, N.Y. A subsequent search of computer discs seized from Massey’s home revealed numerous images depicting the sexual assault of young children which had been downloaded through the internet.
Massey waived indictment and pled guilty in January of this year. After his release from prison, Massey will be required to register as a sex offender and will be supervised by United States Probation for the remainder of his 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 United States Attorney’s 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, the U.S. Attorney’s coordinator for Project Safe Childhood