Former Milford Youth Coach Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography
CONCORD - United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced that Trevor Palladino, 29, of Milford, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty today to possessing child pornography.
According to court documents and statements in court, Palladino coached a youth softball team in Milford. He used Instagram to communicate with a minor victim who was previously on a softball team that he coached. During some of the communications, the defendant requested that the minor victim send him sexually explicit photographs of herself. She did so. In turn, the defendant sent the minor victim sexually explicit photographs of himself. A search warrant was executed at the defendant’s residence and his cell phone was seized. A forensic examination of the phone by the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force revealed sexually explicit photographs of the minor victim.
Palladino will be sentenced on November 28, 2018.
“Protecting the innocence of children is one of the most important jobs of the law enforcement community,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “Because of the harm that these crimes cause to their youthful victims, we will aggressively investigate and prosecute those who are engaged in child pornography offenses.”
This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Milford Police Department, and the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which includes members of several other police departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Georgiana L. 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.