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District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 2, 2016

Richmond Man Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison For Child Pornography Possession

Project Safe Childhood

            CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:  Robert Brunk, 25, of Richmond, New Hampshire, was sentenced in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire for possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.  United States District Judge Steven J. McAuliffe sentenced Brunk to 120 months’ incarceration followed by supervised release for life.

            According to court documents and statements in court, on November 7, 2014, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the residence of Robert Brunk.  Pursuant to the search warrant, officers seized computers and an external hard drive.  Officers conducted a full forensic review of the external hard drive and located images and videos of children under the age of 18 engaged in sexual acts.  The defendant, when interviewed, admitted that the external hard drive was his, and stated that he knew it contained images of children under the age of 18 engaged in sexual conduct.  Some of those images were produced by the defendant and therefore also possessed by the defendant and those images depicted at least one minor under the age of 12.

            The investigation in this case was led by the Police Departments of Richmond, Hinsdale, Manchester, and Concord, New Hampshire as well as the New Hampshire State Police, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Georgiana L. Konesky and 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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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Updated September 2, 2016