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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Manchester Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Possession

 

            CONCORD, N.H.: Allan Yianakopolos, 49, of Manchester, New Hampshire, pled guilty on Thursday in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.

            A joint investigation by the New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations Manchester, the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department, and the Bedford, New Hampshire Police Department resulted in the seizure of various electronic devices from Yianakopolos’s Manchester residence. A search of those devices revealed hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.

            Sentencing is scheduled for May 10, 2017.

            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 Attorneys 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 case was investigated by the New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Task Force in conjunction Homeland Security Investigations Manchester, and the police departments of Manchester and Bedford, New Hampshire. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Georgiana Konesky.

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Updated January 26, 2017