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Carl Stridsberg Sentenced to 50 Months in Prison and Lifetime Supervised Release for Possession of Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2012

Burlington, VT – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Carl Stridsberg, 40, of Waterbury, Vermont, was sentenced yesterday to 50 months in prison, having pled guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. Chief United States District Judge Christina C. Reiss, sitting in Rutland, also sentenced Stridsberg to lifetime supervised release.

Court records indicate that Stridsberg possessed close to 1,000 video and image files of child pornography on computers, CDs, and DVDs. Records also show that Stridsberg engaged in graphic internet chats of a sexual nature with a juvenile female.

For his crime, Stridsberg faced a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, and up to a $250,000 fine. In sentencing Stridsberg, Judge Reiss cited the nature of his child pornography collection, which depicted toddler rape and bondage. Judge Reiss also noted that Stridsberg had engaged in predatory sexual behavior with a minor female acquaintance.

The investigation was led by the Vermont State Police, and assisted by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and the Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Assistant United States Attorney Christina Nolan prosecuted the case. Stridsberg is represented by Brooks McArthur, Esq., of Burlington, Vermont.

This prosecution was part of the U.S. Department of Justice's Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorney's Offices and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit 
www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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