Ipswich Man Sentenced for Child Pornography Offenses
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant possessed over 600 images and videos of child sexual abuse material and distributed child sexual abuse material to another
BOSTON – An Ipswich man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for distributing and possessing child sexual abuse material photo (CSAM).
Julien Toulotte, 24, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge William G. Young to 104 months in prison and five years of supervised release, as well as restitution to multiple minor victims. In November 2022, Toulotte pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.
In mid-January 2021, Toulotte began communicating with an undercover agent purporting to be a 15-year-old girl through social media applications. Toulotte sent multiple nude photos of himself and encouraged the purported teenager to send photos of herself in return and asked to meet.
In late-January 2021, Toulotte began communicating over the internet with the undercover agent, purporting to be an adult female with whom Toulotte had previously been communicating with on-line and to whom he had previously sent photo depicting CSAM. In February 2021, Toulotte sent two videos depicting CSAM to the undercover agent purporting to be the adult female. On March 11, 2021, a search of Toulotte’s residences in Ipswich and Boston resulted in the recovery of his electronic devices. One of the electronic devices contained approximately 385 videos and approximately 320 images depicting CSAM – including child pornography videos and images depicting infants and toddlers. CSAM was also found on other electronic devices seized on that date and on another date in this case.
United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division; Ipswich Police Chief Paul Nikas; Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox; and Lincoln Police Chief A. Kevin Kennedy made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Rollins’ Major Crimes Unit prosecuted 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 https://www.justice.gov/psc.
Updated March 9, 2023
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