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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Ludlow Man Charged With Sexual Exploitation Of A Child

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BOSTON – A Ludlow man was charged today in U.S. District Court in Springfield with sexual exploitation of a child.

James Pease, 34, was indicted on four counts of sexual exploitation of a child, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography. The sentences under the respective statutes are as follows, sexual exploitation of a child: a minimum of 15 years and up to 30 years; receipt of child pornography: a minimum of five years and up to 20 years; possession of child pornography: a maximum of 10 years in prison.

The indictment alleges that on four occasions in 2010 and 2012, Pease attempted to use a minor to produce child pornography. It also alleges that between 2006 and 2012, Pease received and possessed child pornography.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Leigh-Alistar Barzey, Resident Agent in Charge of the Office of Inspector General, Department of Defense’s Department of Criminal Investigative Service in Boston, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch Unit.

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

Updated December 15, 2014