Berlin Man Sentenced to Eight Years on Child Pornography Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 05, 2013|
CONCORD, NH—George McAlpin, 34, of Berlin, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to eight years in federal prison and 15 years of supervised release after pleading guilty to transportation and possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
In May 2010, law enforcement agents in Chicago, Illinois, conducted an investigation into the illegal trafficking of child pornography. Information forwarded to the Federal Bureau of Investigation indicated that images of child pornography had been sent to the defendant’s e-mail account. McAlpin was interviewed by agents of the FBI and admitted to knowingly possessing and transmitting images of child pornography via computer. A search of the defendant’s computer revealed thousands of images and numerous videos depicting the sexual assaults of children.
McAlpin will be required to register as a sex offender in any state in which he lives or works following his release from prison.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Berlin Police Department, and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The case was prosecuted by United States Attorney John P. Kacavas and Assistant United States Attorney Helen White Fitzgibbon, the U.S. Attorney’s coordinator for Project Safe Childhood.
Project Safe Childhood is a nationwide initiative of the United States Department of Justice aimed at combating the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.