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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Quincy Man Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

Defendant has a prior conviction for possession of child pornography

BOSTON – A Quincy man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for possession of child pornography. 


Nicholas Oslander, 68, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release. In July 2017, Oslander pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography.


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.


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


Project Safe Childhood
Updated November 16, 2017