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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Windsor Locks Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Child Pornography Offense

John H. Durham. United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRIAN GREGAN, 33, of Windsor Locks, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for soliciting and receiving child pornography.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in June 2017, Gregan and a 13-year-old boy communicated through the Kik messaging application.  After the boy informed Gregan that he was 14 years old, they engaged in sexually explicit communications.  Gregan sent several sexually explicit pictures of himself to the boy, and he solicited sexually explicit images from the boy.  In response to these solicitations, the boy sent sexually explicit pictures and a video of himself to Gregan.

The investigation also revealed that, in 2016, Gregan met a 15-year-old girl online.  He requested sexually explicit photographs and videos from the girl.  Analysis of Gregan’s Apple iPad revealed a sexually explicit video of the girl made when the girl was under the age of 18.

Gregan was arrested on related state charges on April 6, 2018.  On October 7, 2019, he pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of receipt of child pornography.

Gregan, who is released on a $50,000 bond with internet and location monitoring conditions, is required to report to prison on April 7, 2020.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Manchester Police Department.  The case was 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 February 5, 2020