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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mattapan Man Sentenced To Nine Years In Child Exploitation Case

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BOSTON – A Mattapan man was sentenced today for distributing child pornography through the Internet.

Luis Miguel Gonzalez-Buzetta, 22, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to nine years in prison and seven years of supervised release. Upon release, Gonzalez-Buzetta must register as a sex offender. In June of 2014, Gonzalez-Buzetta pleaded guilty to possession and distribution of child pornography.

Gonzalez-Buzetta extensively traded images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including images of girls between three and six years of age. On June 28, 2013, law enforcement discovered Gonzalez-Buzetta in possession of more than 6,000 images and almost 400 videos of children being exploited, including the lewd and lascivious posing and sexual penetration of young children. Forensic examination of Gonzalez-Buzetta’s digital devices also revealed that he had collected child pornography for at least a year, traded his collection via several digital platforms, and had attempted to hide his activities from law enforcement.

Additional investigation revealed that, between February 13 and March 11, 2013, Gonzalez-Buzetta was trading child pornography from his residence in Boston with an individual in Oregon. Gonzalez-Buzetta requested images from the individual in Oregon, who sent sexualized images of his five-year-old daughter. Gonzalez-Buzetta later requested that a video be made for him of the child engaging in sexual acts.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, made the announcement today. The U.S. Attorney’s Office also wishes to thank the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Secret Service, and the Boston Police Department for their tremendous work on the case and their cooperation with the prosecution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacy Dawson Belf of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

The case was 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 Criminal Division’s CEOS, 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