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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Wallingford Man Admits Downloading Child Pornography from the Internet

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ERIC RUNDSTROM, 45, of Wallingford, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of receipt and possession of child pornography.

According to court documents and statements made in court, an FBI investigation revealed that Rundstrom had accessed an online website to connect with others interested in collecting and sharing images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children.  Investigators discovered a link to an online file hosting account associated with Rundstrom where hundreds of images and videos of child pornography had been stored, including images of adult males sexually abusing prepubescent females.

Rundstrom was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on February 14, 2019.

Judge Arterton scheduled sentencing for June 3, 2020, at which time Rundstrom faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  Rundstrom is released on a $25,000 bond pending sentencing.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anastasia E. King.

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 March 4, 2020