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Friday, September 28, 2018

North Adams Man Charged with Child Exploitation

BOSTON - A North Adams man was charged in federal court in Springfield yesterday with child exploitation offenses.

Anthony K. Deordio, 43, was charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of distribution of child pornography, one count of receipt of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography. Deordio is currently in state custody on related charges. He will appear in federal court in Springfield at a later date.

Between November 2017 and March 2018, Deordio is alleged to have used a child to produce child pornography and distribute, receive and possess child pornography.

The charge of sexual exploitation of a minor provides for a minimum of 15 years and up to 30 years in prison, at least five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. The charges of receipt and distribution of child pornography each provide for a minimum of five years and up to 20 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a $250,000. The charge of possession of child pornography provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, at least five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Colonel Kerry A. Gilpin, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and North Adams Police Director Michael Cozzaglio made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated September 28, 2018