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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Auburn Man Indicted for Possession of Child Pornography

BOSTON – An Auburn man was indicted today by a federal grand jury for possession of child pornography.    

Jesse Laino, 24, was indicted on one count of possession of child pornography. In July 2020, Laino was arrested and charged by criminal complaint.  

As alleged in charging documents, in July 2020, federal agents executed a search warrant at Laino’s residence and seized electronic devices that contained images and videos of child pornography. According to charging documents, Laino admitted that the devices belonged to him.   

Possession of child pornography provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; Auburn Police Chief Andrew J. Sluckis Jr.; and Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney John T. Mulcahy of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Updated September 17, 2020