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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Registered Sex Offender Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography

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BOSTON – A Cape Cod man, who is a registered sex offender, pleaded guilty today to possessing child pornography.

Scott Harrison, 45, of West Yarmouth, will be sentenced by U.S. District Chief Judge Patti B. Saris on June 19, 2013. As a result of his previous conviction for indecent assault and battery on a child under age 14, the statute provides for a minimum sentence of 10 years and up to 20 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

On Oct. 27, 2010, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Harrison’s home seizing two computers. A forensic examination of the two computers revealed child pornography. Harrison became the target of a police investigation after an undercover trooper downloaded child pornography from Harrison’s Internet file sharing account. Harrison placed child pornography on the Internet to be shared and copied by other Internet users.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; Chief Frank Frederickson of the Yarmouth Police Department; and Kevin Niland, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys David G. Tobin and Suzanne M. Sullivan of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

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