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Department of Justice
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District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Quincy Man Arrested for Child Pornography

BOSTON – A Quincy man was arrested this morning and charged with receiving child pornography.

Matthew Ormon, 50, was charged with one count of receipt of child pornography.  Following an initial appearance today before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler, Orman was detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for April 7, 2022.

According to the charging document, a search of Ormon’s residence resulted in the recovery of multiple electronic devices, including two custom built computers and a network drive. An on-site forensic exam allegedly revealed numerous videos depicting child pornography on at least one device. Forensic review of the devices remains ongoing.

The charge of receipt of child pornography provides for a sentence of at least five years and up to 20 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 upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

Members of the public who have questions, concerns, or information regarding this case should call 617-748-3274.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins and Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Division made the announcement. Special assistance was provided by the Quincy Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles Dell’Anno of Rollins’ Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

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 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/.

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

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Updated April 5, 2022