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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Waltham Man Arrested on Child Pornography Offense

BOSTON – A Waltham man was arrested and charged on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 in federal court on charges of receipt of child pornography.

Robert Daigle, 45, was charged with one count of receipt of child pornography. Following an initial appearance yesterday before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Marianne B. Bowler, Daigle was detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for Jan. 14, 2022.

According to the charging document, a search of Daigle’s residence on Jan. 11, 202 resulted in the recovery of electronic devices belonging to the defendant. An on-site forensic examination revealed images and videos depicting child pornography on at least one device. 

The charge of receipt of child pornography provides for a sentence of at least five years and up to 20 years in prison, at least five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the United States Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Office; and Waltham Police Chief Kevin O’Connell made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Rollins’ Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting 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 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 identity and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.

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Updated January 13, 2022