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Taunton Man Indicted for Child Pornography Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant has prior federal conviction for possession of child pornography

BOSTON – A Taunton man was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury in Boston for allegedly possessing hundreds of images depicting child pornography.

Rudy Frabizio, 59, was indicted on one count of possession of child pornography. An arraignment date has not yet been scheduled by the court. Frabizio was arrested and charged by criminal complaint in May 2021 and has been in custody since.

According to the charging documents, during a search of Frabizio’s residence on May 19, 2021, agents found at least 465 images and videos depicting child pornography. It is also alleged that Frabizio uploaded images depicting child pornography via his Google account. Frabizio is a registered Level 2 sex offender due to an April 2009 conviction for possession of child pornography.

The charge of possession of child pornography provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Due to his prior conviction, Frabizio faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years in prison. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell and Matthew B. Millhollin, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement. The Taunton Police Department provided valuable assistance with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Deitch of Mendell’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.  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

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

Updated September 24, 2021

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