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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 26, 2015

Project Safe Childhood Newmarket Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Possession

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:   Brian Sorrentino, 36, of Newmarket, was sentenced on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire on one count of possessing child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.  The Court imposed a term of 30 month’s imprisonment and five years of supervised release.

          The investigation into Sorrentino began in 2008, when the Portsmouth Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security traced internet activity involving child pornography back to Sorrentino’s residence.  When Portsmouth detectives approached Sorrentino at his home, he admitted to possessing images of child pornography, hundreds of which were subsequently found during a forensic analysis of Sorrentino’s computer.

          The case was investigated by the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Police Department in conjunction with the the New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Task Force (NH ICAC), and the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations.  This 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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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Updated June 26, 2015