Tristram J. Coffin, United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, stated that Gerard Mascola, 26, of Windsor, Vermont, was sentenced on April 1, 2014, by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss, to 20 months in prison for possession of child pornography. He was also sentenced to serve 5 years of supervised release at the conclusion of his prison term.
According to Court records, Mascola was detected sharing child pornography over the Internet by special agents from the Office of Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”). HSI special agents were able to identify and locate Mascola using his internet protocol address.
Mascola was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 18, 2013. On December 16, 2013, Mascola pled guilty to possession of child pornography. He was released on his own recognizance pending his sentencing.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. The United States Attorney, Tristram J. Coffin, commends that agency for its work. He was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney, Nancy J. Creswell. Mascola was represented by Douglas G. Kallen of Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick, LLP.