Robert Gray of Northfield Falls Arrested, Indicted, and Detained for Possession of Child Pornography
Burlington, VT –Tristram J. Coffin, United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, stated that today United States District Court Judge, William K. Sessions III, ordered Robert Gray, 36, of Northfield Falls, detained pending trial on a charge of alleged possession of child pornography.
Gray was arrested on February 24, 2012, after a search of his residence in Northfield Falls. On February 25, 2012, a federal complaint was filed in United States District Court for the District of Vermont, charging him with possessing visual depictions, the production of which involved the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. On March 1, 2012, he was indicted by a federal grand jury for the same offense. He was arraigned on the Indictment on March 1, 2012. Today, March 5, 2012, District Court Judge Sessions ordered Gray detained after a hearing. If Gray is convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
The United States Attorney emphasizes that the charge contained in the Indictment is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless he is proven guilty.
Tristram J. Coffin, the United States Attorney, commended the efforts of Homeland Security Investigations, the Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Northfield Police Department, and the South Burlington Police Department. The defendant is represented by Attorney Douglas G. Kallen of Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick, LLP. The prosecutor is Assistant United States Attorney Nancy J. Creswell.