Bridgewater Man Sentenced on Child Pornography Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 12, 2014|
BOSTON—A Bridgewater man was sentenced yesterday for possessing more than 2,000 images and videos of child pornography.
Kevin J. Balzarini, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 36 months in prison and five years of supervised release. In December 2013, Balzarini pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.
An officer, acting in an undercover capacity, signed onto a peer-to-peer network and observed that Balzarini was offering files indicative of child pornography to share with network users. The officer requested and received an image containing child pornography. A search warrant was then executed at Balzarini’s residence, where computer media containing more than 2,000 images and videos of child pornography was seized. At the time of the search, Balzarini admitted to agents that he had been looking at child pornography for a number of years and stated that his interest was in children 13 years old and younger. Printed images of child pornography were recovered from Balzarini’s bedroom, as well as a container of girls’ underwear that Balzarini admitted he took from homes when he made deliveries as part of his employment.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division; Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Bridgewater Police Chief Christopher D. Delmonte, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Eve A. Piemonte Stacey of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.