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Project Safe Childhood - Goffstown Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Possession

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

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:   Richard Sullivan, 23, of Goffstown, New Hampshire, pled guilty on Tuesday 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 police departments of Goffstown, Bedford, and Hampton, New Hampshire, in conjunction with Homeland Security Investigations Manchester (HSI) and the New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Task Force (NH ICAC), led to the seizure of electronic devices from Sullivan’s Goffstown residence, several of which were found to contain images of child pornography.

            Sullivan is scheduled for sentencing in June 2016.  The statutory maximum prison term for the crime charged is 10 years, a term of at least 5 years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.  The court will sentence Sullivan after it has had an opportunity to review a presentence report prepared by the United States Probation & Pretrial Services Office.

            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 March 23, 2016