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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Transporting Child Pornography

PORTLAND, Maine:  A Massachusetts man was sentenced today in federal court for transporting child pornography, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

Chief U.S. District Judge Jon D. Levy sentenced Daniel Stasiak, 44, to six years in prison to be followed by seven years of supervised release. Stasiak pleaded guilty on September 23, 2021.

According to court records, while present in Maine, Stasiak sent a video of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct over the Kik messaging app. Among the recipients of the video was an undercover law enforcement officer in Winnebago County, Wisconsin. The video depicted a child appearing to be four to six years old.

The FBI and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office investigated 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 U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

To report an incident involving the possession, distribution, receipt, or production of child pornography, file a report with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at www.cybertipline.com or 1-800-843-5678. Your report will be forwarded to a law enforcement agency for investigation and action. If you have an emergency that requires an immediate law enforcement response, please call 911 or contact your local police or sheriff’s department.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
David B. Joyce Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated April 12, 2022