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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Hartford Man Charged with Producing and Distributing Child Pornography

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford returned an indictment today charging RONALD DANIEL, 49, of Hartford, with two counts of production of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography.

The indictment alleges that, between February 2018 and December 2018, Daniel produced and distributed child pornography.

The charge of production of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 15 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 30 years on each count.  Distribution of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Daniel has been detained since his arrest on related state charges on June 10, 2019.

This matter is being investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Connecticut State Police and the Vernon Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy V. Gifford.

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Updated June 19, 2019