Massachusetts Man Charged with Child Pornography Offenses
A Massachusetts man was charged today in a U.S. District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the possession, receipt and distribution of digital images of child pornography.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb of the District of Massachusetts; Special Agent in Charge Harold H. Shaw of the FBI’s Boston Division; Chief Jody Kasper of the Northampton, Massachusetts, Police Department; Chief Robert Alberti of the Easthampton, Massachusetts, Police Department; Superintendent Colonel Richard D. McKeon of the Massachusetts State Police; and Chief John Camerota of the Westfield, Massachusetts, Police Department made the announcement today.
Bruce Singer, 70, of Southampton, Massachusetts, was charged in an indictment with five counts of distribution of child pornography, one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child.
According to the indictment, between April 30, 2013 and June 25, 2015, Singer engaged in several acts of distributing and receiving electronic child pornography files. The indictment further alleges that Singer possessed more than a dozen child pornography files.
The charges and allegations contained in an indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of the District of Massachusetts, Springfield Branch Office, and Trial Attorney Leslie Fisher of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) are investigating the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ offices and CEOS, 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 to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.