Former Danielson Resident Sentenced to 54 Months in Federal Prison for Trading Child Pornography
|U.S. Attorney’s Office September 03, 2013|
Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Daniel Carrier, 34, formerly of Danielson, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 54 months of imprisonment, followed by seven years of supervised release, for possessing and distributing child pornography.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in January 2012, FBI special agents acting in an undercover capacity logged into a publicly available Internet file sharing program used by Carrier to trade child pornography. During these sessions, the FBI browsed Carrier’s shared files, downloaded images from his shared directories, and observed file titles suggestive of child pornography.
On March 6, 2012, law enforcement officers searched Carrier’s Danielson residence and seized a desktop computer and related components. A forensic search of the computer revealed more than 850 images and 187 videos of child pornography, including numerous images of children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct and images of children engaging in sadistic or masochistic conduct.
Carrier was arrested on March 7, 2012. On May 15, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography.
Carrier, who was released on a $250,000 bond after his arrest, has been residing with family members in Rhode Island as a condition of his bond.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, including the Connecticut State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Felice M. Duffy.
The Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, which is housed at the main FBI office in New Haven, investigates crimes against children occurring over the Internet, and provides computer forensic review services for participating agencies. For more information about the task force, or to report child exploitation crimes, please contact the FBI at 203-777-6311.
This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.