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Leicester Man Pleads Guilty To Child Exploitation Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
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BOSTON – A Leicester man was convicted today of eight child exploitation charges.

Jason Clark, 31, Leicester, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns to five counts of sexual exploitation of a child, and one count each of distribution of child pornography, transportation of child pornography, and possession of child pornography.

Between October 2010 and October 2011, Clark used a six-year-old minor to produce child pornography, disseminated child pornography on the internet by trading it with other child pornography collectors and by posting it to websites, and possessed child pornography.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 30, 2013. According to the plea agreement, Clark faces between 15 and 30 years in prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release and up to a $2 million fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Mark G. Mastroianni, Hampden County District Attorney; and Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Unit.

Updated December 15, 2014