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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Quincy Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Defendant has a prior conviction for possession of child pornography

BOSTON – A Quincy man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to possession of child pornography. 

Nicholas Oslander, 68, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Nov. 16, 2017. Oslander was charged and arrested in March 2017.

Following an investigation into the online trade of child pornography through peer to peer networks, a federal search warrant was executed at Oslander’s home in Quincy on Dec. 30, 2016.  Forensic analysis of digital devices seized during the search revealed hundreds of images of child pornography.

In 2000, Oslander pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to possession of child pornography and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Oslander faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years based on his prior federal conviction. The charging statute provides for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, five years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne Paruti, Weinreb’s Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and a member of the Major Crimes Unit, prosecuted 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 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/.

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Updated July 12, 2017