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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Lowell Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material

            CONCORD – Russell Graham, 42, of Lowell, MA was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for possession of child sexual abuse material, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, Graham communicated online with an undercover law enforcement officer in New Hampshire and sent the undercover officer numerous images and videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  Graham was arrested when he traveled to New Hampshire to meet the undercover officer.  A cell phone containing additional child sexual abuse material was seized from Graham at the time of his arrest.  Graham was previously convicted of possession of child pornography in Massachusetts in 2017.

            The case was investigated by the Nashua Police Department with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations and the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kasey A. Weiland and Georgiana MacDonald.

             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: 
22-116
Updated October 11, 2022