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Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Receiving Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced today that Michael Correia, 30, of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was sentenced in federal court in Omaha for receiving child pornography. Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Correia to 66 months of imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Correia will serve a five-year term of supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

On August 10 and August 19, 2016 agents with the FBI Cyber Crimes Task Force noticed an IP address sharing child pornography associated with a building in which Correia was a tenant. They observed a file depicting an 8-year-old girl being sexually assaulted. A federal search warrant was served on Correia’s residence on February 23, 2017. A single video of child pornography was found on a device in the apartment. Other forensics determined that the device had been used to view other images and videos of child pornography.

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 United States Attorney’s Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), 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

This case was investigated by the Omaha FBI's Cyber Crime Task Force (CCTF).

Updated September 28, 2018

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