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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Project Safe Childhood - Goffstown Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Possession

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:   Richard Sullivan, 24, of Goffstown, New Hampshire, was sentenced on Thursday in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, for possessing child pornography.  According to United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice, the Court imposed a sentence of 24 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by 7 years of supervised release.

            In 2015, investigators determined that an individual residing at Sullivan’s Goffstown residence had uploaded several images of child pornography to an internet bulletin board.  A federal search warrant was obtained, and a forensic analysis of three of Sullivan’s personal electronic devices revealed a collection of approximately thirty still images of child pornography.  Sullivan admitted to investigators that he had been viewing child pornography for eighteen months.

            The investigation was jointly conducted by the Homeland Security Investigations Manchester (HSI), the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (NH ICAC), and the police departments of Goffstown, Bedford, Hampton, Portsmouth, and Manchester, 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, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit


Project Safe Childhood
Updated July 28, 2016