Shelton Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Trading Child Pornography on the Internet
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 27, 2013|
Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Arthur Galloway, 38, of Shelton, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for trading child pornography on the Internet.
According to court documents and statement made in court, on March 14, 2012, the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit, Shelton Police Department, and Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a court-authorized search of Galloway’s residence and seized a laptop computer, an external hard drive, and other items. Investigators determined that Galloway used the Internet to trade numerous images and video of child pornography, and he was arrested at that time.
Subsequent forensic analysis of the seized items revealed that Galloway possessed 11 printed photographs, 913 images, and 45 videos of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct. Some of the videos exceeded 20 minutes in length.
On January 11, 2013, Galloway pleaded guilty to one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography.
This matter was investigated by the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit, the Shelton Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Felice M. Duffy and Neeraj N. Patel.
The Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, which is housed at the main FBI field 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.