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Monday, May 1, 2017

Brighton Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison for Child Pornography Offenses

BOSTON – A Brighton man was sentenced Thursday, April 27, 2017, in federal court in Boston for possession and receipt of child pornography.

Vincent C. Anzalone, 44, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to eight years in prison and five years of supervised release.  In January 2017, Anzalone pleaded guilty to one count of possession and one count of receipt of child pornography.

In October 2015, federal agents executed a search warrant at Anzalone’s residence and found hundreds of images of child pornography on his computer.  Anzalone was arrested and later admitted that he downloaded child pornography from the internet three to four times each week, and that he had been downloading child pornography for five or six years.  Anzalone also admitted to touching multiple children in a sexualized manner over a span of approximately 16 years, but stated that he had not done so in the past 10 years.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement. Assistance was also provided by the Boston Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.


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Updated May 1, 2017