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Enfield Man Pleads Guilty to Producing and Possessing Child Sex Abuse Images

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Michael J. Krol, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), New England, and Enfield Police Chief Alaric Fox today announced that KATRELL JOHNSON, 34, of Enfield, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to producing and possessing child sex abuse images and videos.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in April and May 2023, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (“NCMEC”) received CyberTipline reports from Google and WhatsApp that accounts, subsequently connected to Johnson, had been used to upload images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children.  A court-authorized search of two of Johnson’s Google accounts revealed hundreds of child sex abuse images and videos, including images and videos of prepubescent children, and images that Johnson created of two minor victims.

Johnson pleaded guilty to two counts of production of child pornography, an offense that carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years on each count, and one count of possession of child pornography, an offense that carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  Judge Meyer scheduled sentencing for May 8.

Johnson has been detained since his arrest on July 13, 2023.

This matter is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Enfield Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jessica Casey and Amanda Oakes.

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

To report cases of child exploitation, please visit

Updated February 15, 2024

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