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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Easton Man Admits Producing Images of Child Sex Abuse

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT McGUIRE, 41, of Easton, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny to production of child pornography.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between February 2019 and June 2020, McGuire repeatedly sexually abused a minor victim and took photographs and videos of the sexual assaults.

Judge Chatigny scheduled sentencing for October 14, 2021, at which time McGuire faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years.

McGuire has been detained since his arrest by the Easton Police Department on related state charges on July 10, 2020.

This matter has been investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Easton Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Konstantin Lantsman and Sarala V. Nagala.

Acting U.S. Attorney Boyle thanked the State’s Attorney’s Office for the Judicial District of Fairfield for its close cooperation in investigating and prosecuting this matter.

This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.

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Updated June 8, 2021