Philadelphia Man Sentenced to 90-Months in Federal Prison For Distributing Child Sexual Abuse Material
CONCORD, N.H. – Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today that Andrew Beezub, 33, of Keene, pleaded guilty in the United States District Court to one count of possessing child pornography. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for August 14, 2017. Beezub was placed in the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.
According to documents filed in the case and statements made during the change of plea hearing, the national Center for Missing and Exploited Children became aware in February 2016 that images and videos of suspected child pornography had been uploaded to a Dropbox account. Additional investigation by the Keene Police Department determined that the account was associated with the defendant. A search warrant in April 2016 resulted in the seizure of the defendant’s computer and telephone. A forensic analysis of the telephone established its link to the Dropbox account where videos of child pornography were stored.
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.
The Keene Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, were involved in the investigation of this case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Helen White Fitzgibbon and Assistant United States Attorney Don Feith.