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Friday, September 5, 2014

Ludlow Man Sentenced For Child Exploitation

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Boston – A Ludlow man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Springfield today for child exploitation charges.

James Pease, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to 15 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release. In May 2014, Pease pleaded guilty to four counts of sexual exploitation of a child, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography.

During 2010 and 2012, Pease surreptitiously recorded minor females while they showered. From 2006 to 2012, Pease also received and possessed child pornography which he obtained from the Internet.

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

The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. 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 better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.

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Updated December 15, 2014