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Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving and Possessing Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
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WASHINGTON – A Springfield, Mass., man pleaded guilty today to receiving and possessing child pornography, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division.


Robert Rosenbeck, 48, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Denise J. Casper in Boston to one count of receipt of child pornography and two counts of possession of child pornography.  He was indicted on those charges on Dec. 10, 2009. 


According to court documents, Rosenbeck possessed two different computers containing child pornography in 2007.  Additionally, from approximately July 22, 2007, to July 25, 2007, Rosenbeck received computer files containing child pornography from an Internet website.


At sentencing, scheduled for Dec. 5, 2011, Rosenbeck faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison for the receipt of child pornography count and 10 years in prison for each count of possession of child pornography.  Rosenbeck also faces a term of supervised release of at least five years and up to life.


The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorneys Alecia Riewerts Wolak and Michael W. Grant of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS).  The investigation was conducted by the FBI with assistance provided by the Springfield Police Department.

Updated September 15, 2014

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Press Release Number: 11-1331