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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Dalton Man Sentenced To 52 Months In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

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BOSTON – A Dalton man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Springfield for possessing child pornography.

Jared Sprague, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to 52 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release for possessing child pornography. Sprague pleaded guilty in July 2014.

In 2012, federal agents executed a search warrant at Sprague’s residence and seized a computer that contained approximately 100 files of child pornography, including videos that involved prepubescent minors subjected to sadistic or violent sexual conduct, such as bestiality, rape, and bondage.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Dalton Police Chief Jeffrey E. Coe, made the announcement. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Steven H. Breslow and Deepika Shukla of Ortiz's Springfield Branch Office.

Updated December 15, 2014