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Mattapan Man Charged with the Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2013
  • District of Massachusetts (617) 748-3100

BOSTON—A Mattapan man was charged today with possession and distribution of child pornography.

Luis Miguel Gonazlez-Buzetta, of Mattapan, was charged with possessing and distributing child pornography. According to the criminal complaint affidavit, filed in U.S. District Court, federal agents learned that Gonzalez-Buzetta, using a Google e-mail address, had been sending and receiving images containing child pornography to individuals located outside of Massachusetts. On June 28, 2013, a search was executed at Gonzalez-Buzetta’s home, where digital devices containing child pornography were recovered. According to the affidavit, a forensic examination of Gonzalez-Buzetta’s computer revealed a collection of child pornography depicting pre-pubescent girls engaged in sexual activity, including those previously images identified as having been distributed by the defendant.

If convicted, Gonzalez-Buzetta faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 20 years in prison, a five-year mandatory minimum, up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine on the charge of distribution of child pornography; and up to 10 years in prison, lifetime supervised release, and a $250,000 fine on the charge of possession of child pornography.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz, Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Boston Police Commissioner William Evans made the announcement today. The U.S. Attorney’s Office also wishes to thank the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, the United States Secret Service, and the Boston Police Department for their tremendous work on the case and their continued cooperation with the prosecution. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stacy Dawson Belf of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

Members of the public who have questions, concerns, or information regarding this case should call 617-748-3274, and messages will be promptly returned.

The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division’s CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

The details contained in the complaint affidavit are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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