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Bolton Man Charged with Child Pornography Offenses

U.S. Attorney’s Office February 10, 2014
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BOSTON—A Bolton man was charged today in U.S. District Court in Worcester on child pornography charges.

Michael Hayes, 24, was charged with distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. According to the criminal complaint affidavit filed in November 2013, Hayes permitted an undercover federal agent, through the use of a peer-2-peer file sharing network to download a number of image files and video files that depict child pornography.

If convicted, Hayes faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 20 years in prison, a five-year mandatory minimum, and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a $250,000 fine on the charge of distribution of child pornography; and a maximum of 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; and Vincent C. Alfano, Chief of the Bolton Police Department, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle L. Dineen Jerrett of Ortiz’s Worcester Branch Office.

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