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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 21, 2022

Concord Man Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

            CONCORD - Jerry S. Roberts, Jr., 38, of Concord, was sentenced to 360 months in federal prison and lifetime supervised release for exploitation of a minor, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 15, 2019, the Concord Police arrested Roberts, a convicted sex offender, following his assault of another individual.  The victim of the assault advised that Roberts and a minor (Child Victim A) had left their personal property in the victim’s apartment. Pursuant to a search warrant, detectives searched the bags and recovered assorted electronic media, including a digital camera. Detectives obtained an additional search warrant for the electronic media.  From the digital camera, detectives identified two videos that Roberts filmed depicting Child Victim A engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

            “Roberts is a repeat and dangerous sex offender against children. The sentence handed down in this case reflects the serious nature of the crimes committed by this defendant, which are particularly troubling given his multiple prior convictions for sexual abuse of young children,” said U.S. Attorney Young.  “This office is committed to protecting the most vulnerable members of our society—our children—and to bringing sexual predators like Roberts to justice.”

            “Today’s sentence reflects the seriousness of the crimes Roberts committed and damage he has done to the children he harmed. He will now be behind bars, unable to reoffend, while those he victimized can begin to heal and look to the future. Homeland Security Investigations is proud to provide assistance and expertise to our local partners in the Concord Police Department, working together to ensure predators like Roberts are brought to justice,” said Matthew Millhollin, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New England.

            “The Concord Police Department remains committed to investigating crimes against children in an effort to protect such a vulnerable population,” said Lt. Marc P. McGonagle, Criminal Investigations Division. “We are thankful for the hard work that was put in by all investigators from the Concord Police Department, Homeland Security and staff from the US Attorney’s Office on this case.”

            This matter was investigated by the Concord Police Department, with assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cam T. Le and Alexander S. Chen.

             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 identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
22-140
Updated November 21, 2022