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New Jersey Man Sentenced To Ten Years For Receiving Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
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BOSTON – A Sayreville, N.J. man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston on child pornography charges.

Anthony Scarano, 52, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 10 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. On May 14, 2013, Scarano pleaded guilty to two counts of receipt of child pornography.

On November 11 and November 24, 2012, Scarano coaxed a 15-year-old Massachusetts girl to send him pornographic videos of herself over the Internet. Scarano met the girl on an Internet chat room and over time groomed the girl for sexual exploitation. Police became aware of Scarano’s crimes after the girl’s guardian found disturbing images of her on her cell phone. At the time of the offenses, Scarano was married and employed as a Senior Content Manager at ThomasNet in New York City.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Kevin M. Niland, Inspector in Charge of the United States Postal Inspection Services; Barnstable Police Chief Paul MacDonald; and Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David G. Tobin of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

Updated December 15, 2014