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North Hampton Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE - James Bednarcyk, 28, of Claremont, New Hampshire, pled guilty on Thursday in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to possessing child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.

          In April 2014, an undercover investigation led by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office resulted in the identification of Bednarcyk’s residence in Claremont, New Hampshire as a potential location from which images of child pornography were being shared through the internet.  A search warrant was obtained and executed for Bednarcyk’s Claremont residence in September 2014, and a computer was seized which contained a substantial number of images and videos of child pornography. 

          Bednarcyk is scheduled for sentencing in April 2016, and faces a maximum prison term of 10 years, to be followed by term of at least 5 years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.

          The case was investigated by the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and the Hampton, New Hampshire Police Department, in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Manchester, the New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Task Force (NH ICAC), and the police departments of Claremont and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nick Abramson.

          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

Updated January 8, 2016

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