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Project Safe Childhood Salem Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Possession

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

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:   Matthew Castricone, 27, of Salem, New Hampshire, was sentenced to 36 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.

             A federal investigation revealed that an individual had accessed a website devoted to child pornography from the defendant’s Salem residence.  When a search warrant was subsequently obtained and executed at the defendant’s residence in October 2015, agents discovered dozens of videos of child pornography on the defendant’s personal computer.   

            The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Boston and New Hampshire offices), and the Salem New Hampshire Police Department. 

            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


Updated June 2, 2016

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