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Veterans Affairs Medical Center Employee Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Child Pornography Offenses

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Royalston man was sentenced today in federal court in Springfield in connection with distributing child pornography using the Wi-Fi of a Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center.

Kevin A. Divoll, 51, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni to eight years in prison and five years of supervised release. Divoll was also ordered to pay $5,000 each to two of the identified victims. On April 24, 2023, Divoll pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

Divoll, a former employee of the VA Medical Center in Leeds, was identified as the owner and user of a device distributing child pornography over the VA Medical Center’s public Wi-Fi from May 2022 through July 2022. During a search of his residence on Aug. 4, 2022, Divoll was found to be in possession of child pornography that involved a prepubescent minor and a minor who had not attained 12 years of age.  

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Christopher Algieri, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General, Northeast Field Office, made the announcement. Significant assistance was provided by the Leeds VA Medical Center Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney Catherine G. Curley of the Springfield Branch Office prosecuted the case.

Updated July 19, 2023

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