Danielson Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Pornography Distribution Charge
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 15, 2013|
Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DANIEL CARRIER, 34, formerly of Danielson, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez in Hartford to one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 6, 2012, law enforcement officers searched CARRIER’s 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 has been released on a $250,000 bond since his arrest on March 7, 2012. As a condition of his release, CARRIER is residing with family members in Rhode Island.
CARRIER is scheduled to be sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Alvin W. Thompson on August 6, 2013, at which time CARRIER faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
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 is being 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.