Somersworth Man Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison for Child Pornography Possession
CONCORD - Nicholas Guy, 23, of Somersworth, New Hampshire, was sentenced to serve 48 months in federal prison for possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Scott W. Murray.
According to court records, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the Somersworth residence of Guy in March of 2017. Various devices seized contained hundreds of images and videos of child pornography.
Guy pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography on December 11, 2017. After serving his 48-month prison sentence, he will be on supervised release for ten years.
“Protecting children from exploitation is a high priority of the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “Our law enforcement partners work tirelessly to identify those who are exploiting children by possessing or producing child pornography. Those who commit crimes related to child pornography cause untold damage to their young victims and will be prosecuted aggressively.”
“We are proud to have worked closely with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners in New Hampshire to help bring this case through to conclusion,” said Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent In Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Boston. “It’s important to remember that these cases are not so-called ‘victimless crimes’ but that real people- minor children- are victimized by the actions of individuals who traffic in this filth.”
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 Attorney’s 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.
The case was investigated by the New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Task Force in conjunction Homeland Security Investigations Manchester, and the police departments of Somersworth, Concord, Portsmouth, and Rochester, New Hampshire. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Georgiana L. Konesky.