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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Barrington Man Pleads Guilty To Production Of Child Pornography

          CONCORD – Thomas Whitney, 39, of Barrington, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court to production of child pornography, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.  

          According to court documents and statements made in court, between a date unknown and September 19, 2018, Whitney produced visual depictions of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct using a cellular telephone.   

         Whitney is scheduled to be sentenced on January 13, 2020.

          “Protection of children is a high priority for the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” said U.S. Attorney Scott Murray.  “We will continue to work closely with the FBI and all of our law enforcement partners to safeguard young people.” 

          “Mr. Whitney is finally accepting responsibility for his heinous actions—coercing a five-year-old child into sexually explicit conduct,” said Joseph R. Bonavolonta, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Boston Division. “The FBI will continue to do everything in its power to stop children from being exploited and bring to justice those responsible for terrorizing them.” 

          This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Krasinski.           

 

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Press Release Number: 
19-181
Updated October 1, 2019