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Great Barrington Man Indicted on Child Pornography Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Great Barrington man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Springfield in connection with allegedly receiving and possessing child sexual abuse material (CSAM).

James J. Keough, 54, was indicted on one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Keough was arrested on Oct. 18, 2022 and was released on conditions following an initial appearance in federal court in Springfield.

According to the indictment, between approximately Dec. 5, 2021 and March 16, 2022, Keough knowingly received CSAM that involved a prepubescent minor under the age of 12. Additionally, it is alleged that on or about March 18, 2022, Keough possessed CSAM in the form of images.

The charge of receipt of child pornography provides for a sentence of at least five years and up to 20 years in prison, at least five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of possession of child pornography provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, at least five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and Andrew Murphy, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service, Boston Field Office made the announcement. Valuable assistance was provided by the Great Barrington Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Neil L. Desroches of Rollins’ Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated October 25, 2022

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Project Safe Childhood