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Beverly Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Crimes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
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BOSTON – A Beverly man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court on child pornography charges.

Timothy Bird, 39, was sentenced to five years in prison and five years of supervised release. Bird will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison. In August 2013, Bird pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography.

In November 2011, a federal agent, acting in an undercover capacity on a peer-to-peer file sharing network, downloaded images and videos depicting child pornography from Bird. At the time of his arrest, the defendant admitted that he had been downloading child pornography for approximately 10 years, and that he regularly used the peer-to-peer network to download and trade child pornography. Forensic examination of computer media seized from Bird’s apartment revealed more 32,000 images and videos depicting child pornography.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Chief John G. LeLacheur of the Beverly Police Department; and Chief Michael Begonis of the Wilmington Police Department made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Eve A. Piemonte Stacey of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

Updated December 15, 2014