New York Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography
BOSTON – A New York man pleaded guilty today in district court in Springfield to possession of child pornography.
Emil Kaufman, 27, of Yorktown Heights, New York, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. United States District Court Judge Mark G. Mastroianni scheduled sentencing for Nov. 28, 2018.
On June 26, 2013, Kaufman was arrested in Great Barrington, Mass., after an investigation into a peer-to-peer file-sharing network, which Kaufman used to download and share child pornography. A subsequent examination of Kaufman’s computer and storage devices revealed that he possessed over 300 images of child pornography.
If the plea agreement reached by the parties is accepted by the Court, Kaufman will be sentenced to time served and 10 years of supervised release.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin O’Regan, Chief of Lelling’s Springfield Branch Office, is prosecuting the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.(link is external)
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