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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Brockton Man Convicted Of Possession Of Child Pornography

BOSTON – A Brockton man was convicted today in federal court in Boston of possession of child pornography.

Alex Levin, 52, was convicted following a four-day jury trial of one count of possession of child pornography. U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Sept. 11, 2019.

In August 2015, a search warrant was executed at Levin’s Norwood residence following a nation-wide investigation into the use of the Dark Web for the trade of child pornography. As a result of the search, agents located videos and images depicting the rape and abuse of young children on Levin’s computer.

Levin faces a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. 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 and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. Valuable assistance was provided by the Boston Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne Paruti, Lelling’s Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and a member of the Major Crimes Unit, prosecuted the case.

The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood.  In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.

 

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Updated May 30, 2019