Cambridge Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 28, 2014|
BOSTON—A Cambridge man was indicted yesterday on child pornography charges.
James E. Schultz, 61, was charged with possession of child pornography and two counts of distribution of child pornography. The indictment alleges that in March 2014, Schultz possessed child pornography and that on various dates in 2013, he distributed visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
If convicted, Schultz faces a mandatory minimum term of five years in prison on the charge of distribution of child pornography, a maximum of 20 years in prison on the charge of possession of child pornography, a mandatory minimum of five years and a maximum of a lifetime of supervised released, and a $250,000 fine on each count.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Vincent B. Lisi, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement. Assistance was also provided by the Woburn Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Eve A. Piemonte Stacey of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.
The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.