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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Easton Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Federal Prison for Recording His Repeated Sexual Abuse of a Child

Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT McGUIRE, 42, of Easton, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 30 years of imprisonment, followed by a lifetime term of supervised release, for producing photographs and videos of his sexual abuse of a young child.

According to court documents and statements made in court, between February 2019 and June 2020, McGuire repeatedly sexually abused a prepubescent child and took photographs and videos of the sexual assaults.  The investigation also revealed that McGuire sexually assaulted a second prepubescent child on at least one occasion.

McGuire has been detained since his arrest by the Easton Police Department on related state charges on July 10, 2020.  On June 8, 2021, he pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of production of child pornography.

The state charges against McGuire are pending.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Easton Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Konstantin Lantsman.

U.S. Attorney Boyle thanked the State’s Attorney’s Office for the Judicial District of Fairfield for its close cooperation in the investigation and prosecution of 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 February 2, 2022