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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Former Haverhill Resident Sentenced For Child Pornography Charges

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BOSTON – David Keith, 31, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. to 78 months in prison, and 10 years of supervised release with specific conditions, including that he register as a sex offender. In May 2014, Keith pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and accessing child pornography.

In September 2010, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Keith’s Haverhill residence. Keith, who was at home at the time, consented to an interview. Among other things, Keith admitted to having child pornography on his computer as well as to sexually assaulting a small child several years earlier. A forensic examination of the two computers seized revealed a total of 1,751 images of child pornography.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Ortiz's Major Crimes Unit.

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Updated December 15, 2014