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Monday, October 27, 2014

Man Sentenced To 50 Years For Producing Child Pornography

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BOSTON – A Pittsfield man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Springfield for producing material involving the sexual exploitation of minors.

Jason Gendron, 34, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William G. Young to 50 years in prison to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. On July 29, 2014, Gendron pleaded guilty to 16 counts of sexual exploitation of minors by producing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.

Between May 13, 2011 and August 24, 2012, Gendron created16 video clips of Gendron raping three girls, aged approximately three, eight, and 13 years old, and sexually explicit photographs of another girl, aged approximately two years old, all of whom were in his direct care. Gendron also possessed approximately 20,000 digital files of child pornography, including videos files depicting the rape and sexual torture of very young children.

At today’s sentencing, Judge Young told Gendron, “I have been a judge longer than you have been alive. But for cold-blooded murder, I have never seen a case that descends to the depths of depravity that this case demonstrates. You are a serial child abuser of the worst sort.”

In a related state case, on Oct. 16, 2014, in connection with this abuse, the defendant pleaded guilty to six counts of rape and abuse of a child aggravated by age difference and four counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, in Berkshire Superior Court. Gendron will be sentenced in the state case on Oct. 28, 2014.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Colonel Timothy Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; Chief Michael Wynn of the Pittsfield Police Department; and Berkshire District Attorney David F. Capeless made the announcement. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow.

Updated December 15, 2014