Colchester Man Sentenced for Receipt of Child Pornography
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Nicholas Rodimon, 31, of Colchester, Vermont, was sentenced on November 20, 2017, in United States District Court in Burlington, Vermont, to serve 114 months in prison after his guilty plea to one count of receipt of child pornography. Chief U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss also ordered Rodimon to serve an eight (8) year term of supervised release and to pay a $100 special assessment.
According to court records and proceedings, in approximately 2014, Rodimon met a woman named Natalia on a website using the Internet. Natalia told Rodimon that she was from the country of Romania. They started communicating away from the website using Skype. Natalia began performing sex shows for Rodimon, which he viewed at his residence in Colchester, Vermont. Rodimon sent approximately $5,400 to Natalia during the time period of May 2014 to February 2016. During this period, Natalia engaged in sexual activity with her daughter for Rodimon to view over Skype. At all relevant times, the daughter was under the age of 12 years old. Rodimon viewed the sexual activity and, without telling Natalia, recorded some of the activity. On or about November 11, 2015, Rodimon saved a sexually explicit image of the daughter being transmitted to him from Natalia using the Skype over the Internet to the hard drive of his computer.
The Romanian woman, Natalia, was prosecuted in Romania. She received a sentence of 114 months imprisonment.
Acting United States Attorney Eugenia A.P. Cowles commended the efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the investigation and prosecution of Rodimon. The prosecution of Rodimon was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Barbara A. Masterson. Rodimon was represented by Mark Kaplan.