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Friday, February 27, 2015

Laconia Man Sentenced On Child Pornography Offense

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Daniel Petrin, 51, of Laconia, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 6 years in prison for possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.

            The investigation began in July 2009, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation received information that Petrin was among many individuals who had purchased images of child pornography from an individual in Italy who was operating a website featuring sexually explicit images of female children.  Undercover law enforcement in Vermont and Oklahoma traced images of child pornography detected in a file sharing network to Petrin.

            United States Attorney Kacavas said, “Identifying, finding, and prosecuting predators like the defendant has been, and will continue to be, among the highest priorities of my office.”

            The defendant was fined $5,000.00, will be required to register as a sex offender in any state in which he lives or works and will be supervised by United States Probation for ten years after he is released from prison.

            This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the New Hampshire and Vermont Crimes Against Children Task Forces and the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Police Department.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Helen White Fitzgibbon.            
Updated April 13, 2015