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Connecticut Man Sentenced To 210 Months’ Imprisonment For Enticement Of A Minor And Child Pornography Offenses

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

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Christopher Capozza, age 42, of Newington, Connecticut, was sentenced yesterday to 210 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for the online enticement of a minor and production of child pornography.

Capozza previously pleaded guilty to one count of online enticement of a minor and one count of production of child pornography.  Between July 23, 2020, and December 31, 2020, Capozza used Snapchat to persuade, induce, and entice a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, including to engage in sexual intercourse with Capozza and to travel with him to Connecticut and Massachusetts for the purposes of continuing their illegal sexual activity together.  On or about August 23, 2020, Capozza persuaded, induced, and enticed the same minor victim to make several pornographic videos and then send those videos to him via Snapchat.

The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Omaha, Nebraska Police Department, and the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Districts of Connecticut and Nebraska.  Assistant United States Attorney James M. Buchanan prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit 

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Updated February 22, 2024

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