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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Groton Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Child Pornography Offense

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that WILLIAM MILLETT, 28, of Groton, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for a child pornography offense.

According to court documents and statements made in court, an HSI investigation revealed that an internet protocol (IP) address associated with MILLETT was being used to access child pornography.  On November 7, 2017, investigators conducted a court-authorized search of MILLETT’s Groton residence and seized several electronic devices, including a thumb drive.  Forensic analysis of the thumb drive revealed 198 images and two videos of child pornography, as well as multiple instructional guides related to the sexual abuse of children.  An additional 37 images of child pornography were recovered from MILLETT’s email account.

MILLETT has been detained since his arrest on November 9, 2017.  On June 20, 2018, he pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography.

This matter was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of the Connecticut State Police and Town of Groton Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jacabed Rodriguez-Coss.

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 October 11, 2018