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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Columbia Man Sentenced To 99 Months In Prison For Possessing Child Pornography

          CONCORD, N.H. - David Morris, 57, of Columbia, New Hampshire, was sentenced to serve 99 months in prison for possession of child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.

          According to court documents and statements in court, law enforcement officers executed search warrants at two residences associated with the defendant on July 20, 2016.  A review of various electronic devices found in the residences showed that they contained hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.

          Morris pleaded guilty on October 25, 2017.  After serving his 99-month sentence, he will be on supervised release for the rest of his life.

          “Child pornography offenses are terrible crimes that have, at their core, the abuse of the children depicted in the images,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley.  “The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to protecting children from predators and pornographers.  Along with our law enforcement partners, we will continue to identify and prosecute those who possess, distribute or produce child pornography in order to protect our children and our community.”

          The case was investigated by the New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Task Force in conjunction with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Manchester, as well as the Lincoln, Littleton, and Columbia police departments. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Seth Aframe and Georgiana Konesky.

           In February 2006, the Department of Justice introduced Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, 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.projectsafechildhood.gov.

 

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Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
18-029
Updated February 1, 2018