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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 11, 2018

Registered Sex Offender Pleads Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

Defendant has previously been convicted twice in Rhode Island state court

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Jason D. Boudreau, 43, of Woonsocket, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence today to federal child pornography charges.

Appearing before U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., Boudreau pleaded guilty to access with intent to view child pornography and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Stephen G. Dambruch, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Peter C. Fitzhugh and Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas Oates.

According to information presented to the Court, in November 2015, as part of an ongoing investigation, members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Homeland Security Investigations agents and members of the Woonsocket Police Department executed a court authorized search of Boudreau’s residence, and seized several digital media storage devices, including a cellular telephone.

A forensic examination of the devices revealed 750 images of child pornography. The images depict nude prepubescent females, including infants and toddlers engaged in sexual acts with adult males, bondage, and the graphic and lascivious exhibition of their genitals.

According to court records, Boudreau was convicted in Rhode Island state court in March 2012 for 2nd degree child molestation and in January 2014 for possession of child pornography. At the time of his sentencing for possession of child pornography in state court, Boudreau was ordered to register as a sex offender.

Boudreau, who has been detained in federal custody since his arrest on December 29, 2015, is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell, Jr., on August 21, 2018.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Denise M. Barton and Richard W. Rose.

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
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Contact: 
Jim Martin (401) 709-5357
Press Release Number: 
18-52
Updated May 11, 2018