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West Haven Man Charged with Possessing Child Sex Abuse Material

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

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Michael J. Krol, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), New England, today announced that ADAM C. SALGADO, JR., 30, of West Haven, has been charged by federal criminal complaint with possession of child pornography.

As alleged in court documents, a cloud-based storage company that provides services for wireless customers made multiple CyberTipline reports to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (“NCMEC”) that a user, subsequently identified as Salgado, had videos of child sexual abuse stored on the account.  Subsequent investigation revealed that Salgado’s Google account also contained images and videos of child sex abuse. 

Salgado was arrested on June 5, 2024, in San Antonio, Texas, where he recently resided.  He appeared today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert M. Spector in New Haven and was released on a $100,000 bond.

Possession of child pornography carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

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

This matter is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of the Middletown Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel George.

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 July 9, 2024

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