U.S. Department of Justice
Peter F. Neronha
United States Attorney
District of Rhode Island
December 15, 2011
Foster, R.I., Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison for
Downloading Child Pornography
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A Foster, R.I., man who was investigated and arrested by the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) for downloading child pornography has been sentenced to 60 months in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police.
Alan D. Slaimen, 54, was also sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith to lifetime supervised release and he was ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution to a victim who appeared in the “Vicky” series of child pornography videos.
According to information presented to the court, between March 21 and June 29, 2010, an ICAC investigation to identify and target individuals downloading and sharing child pornography led investigators to an IP address later identified as Slaimen’s as actively trading child pornography. More than 40 files were identified during that time period.
On July 9, 2010, ICAC investigators executed a state authorized search warrant at Slaimen’s Foster home where they discovered several hundred videos of child pornography stored on a computer hard drive and on a computer storage drive. Some of the videos depicted children under the age of six.
Slaimen pled guilty on August 9, 2011 as charged in a single-count federal indictment to receipt of child pornography.
The Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is a Department of Justice grant-funded program administered by the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit, comprised of five State Police detectives; detectives from the Providence, West Warwick, and Coventry Police departments; and an agent from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI-ICE). The objective of the RI ICAC Task Force is to form strong working relationships between federal, state and local law enforcement to effectively and efficiently prevent, detect, investigate, and prosecute online child exploitation and child pornography crimes.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Rogers.