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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 7, 2019

Windsor Locks Man Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Offense

John H. Durham. United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRIAN GREGAN, 33, of Windsor Locks, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in New Haven federal court to one count of receipt of child pornography.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in June 2017, Gregan and a 13-year-old boy were communicating through the Kik messaging application.  After the boy informed Gregan that he was 14 years old, they engaged in sexually explicit communications during which the boy sent sexually explicit pictures and video of himself to Gregan.  In addition, Gregan possessed on his Apple iPad a video of another girl, who was under the age of 18, engaged in a sexual act.

Gregan was arrested on related state charges on April 6, 2018.

Gregan is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall on January 2, 2020, at which time Gregan faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of five years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

Following today’s court proceeding, Gregan was released on a $50,000 bond with internet and location monitoring conditions.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Manchester Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Neeraj N. Patel.

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 7, 2019