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

Monday, February 22, 2016

Salem Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Possession

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:   Matthew Castricone, 27, of Salem, New Hampshire, pled guilty on Monday in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.

          An investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Salem, New Hampshire Police Department resulted in the issuance of a search warrant for Castricone’s Salem residence.  When that warrant was executed in October 2015, officers discovered dozens of videos of child pornography located on Castricone’s personal computer.

          Scheduled for sentencing in May 2016, Castricone faces a maximum prison term of 10 years, to be followed by a term of at least 5 years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.

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

Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 22, 2016