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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Project Safe Childhood - Claremont Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Possession

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:   James Bednarcyk, 28, of Claremont, New Hampshire, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire after pleading guilty to one count of possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice. 

          In April 2014, an undercover investigation determined that child pornography images were being shared on the Internet from the Claremont, New Hampshire residence of James Bednarcyk.  A search warrant for the residence was executed in September 2014, during which Bednarcyk’s personal computer was seized.  That computer was later determined to contain approximately 20 videos and 70 still images of child pornography.

          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, Portsmouth, Nashua, and Rochester, New Hampshire.  The case was 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 https://www.justice.gov/psc.

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Updated May 9, 2016