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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Springfield Man Indicted On Charges Of Child Pornography

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BOSTON – A Springfield man was charged today in U.S. District Court in Springfield with child pornography charges.

Daniel P. Lorenz, 44, was indicted with two counts of distributing child pornography, three counts of receiving child pornography and possessing child pornography files.

If convicted, Lorenz faces a statutory mandatory minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years in prison, a minimum mandatory of five years and a maximum lifetime of supervised release, and a maximum fine of $250,000 on the charges of distribution and receipt of child pornography. If convicted on the charge of possession of child pornography, Lorenz faces a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison, a minimum mandatory of five years and a maximum lifetime of supervised release, and a maximum fine of $250,000.

Members of the public who have questions, concerns or information regarding this case should call 617-748-3274, and messages will be promptly returned.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement today. The case was investigated by the FBI with assistance from the Springfield Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven H. Breslow of Ortiz's Springfield Branch Office.

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

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 Criminal Division=s CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better 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 December 15, 2014