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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 11, 2021

Chicopee Man Indicted on Child Pornography Offenses

BOSTON – A Chicopee man was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 on child pornography offenses.

Michael Geoffroy, 35, was indicted on three counts of sexual exploitation of a child, three counts of distribution of child pornography and one count possession of child pornography. 

The indictment alleges that in December 2020, Geoffroy distributed and possessed child pornography, and that he used a child to create child pornography.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Boston; and Chicopee Police Chief William R. Jebb made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Unit is prosecuting the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. 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.

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 January 12, 2021