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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 29, 2013

Waterbury Man Sentenced To 30 Months In Federal Prison For Trading Child Pornography


Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that PAUL D’AMBROSIO, 49, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by six years of supervised release, for trading child pornography on the Internet.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 8, 2012, a Hartford Police detective assigned to the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force logged into a publicly-available Internet file sharing program and downloaded approximately 50 images and 10 videos of child pornography from shared directories maintained by D’AMBROSIO.  On August 30, 2012, Task Force agents searched D’AMBROSIO’s residence and seized a laptop computer and related components.  A forensic search of the computer revealed hundreds of images and videos of child pornography, including images of children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct and images of children engaging in sadistic or masochistic conduct.

D’AMBROSIO was arrested on August 30, 2012.  On March 11, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Hartford Police Department.  The Waterbury Police Department also assisted the investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sarala V. Nagala.

The Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, which is housed at the main FBI office in New Haven, investigates crimes against children occurring over the Internet, and provides computer forensic review services for participating agencies.  For more information about the Task Force, or to report child exploitation crimes, please contact the FBI at 203-777-6311.

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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