Mendon MA Possession of Child Pornography Defense Case Result

John L. Calcagni III

Criminal Charges:

Man charged in the Milford District Court, Worcester County, Massachusetts for:

Case Overview:

The Massachusetts State Police Cyber Crime Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force was assigned to investigate a Cyber Tipline Report from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children regarding the dissemination of child sexual abuse materials over the internet. The task force discovered that an IP address uploaded several images and videos depicting child pornography. Upon further investigation, the task force was able to identify the suspect, who referred to himself as “Big Guy” and had previously been charged with possession of child pornography in Rhode Island. Police obtained and executed a search warrant for the man’s electronic devices, forensically extracted the electronic materials from the devices, and located several photographs and videos depicting children engaging in sexual behaviors and activities, some of which the man had attempted to delete. During the execution of the search warrant, the man waived his Miranda rights and gave a full confession to police. He was then arrested and charged in Milford District Court with 2 counts of Possession of Child Pornography. He retained Massachusetts Sex Offense and Criminal Defense Lawyer, John L. Calcagni III, to defend him in this case.

Case Result: 3 Years of Probation.

After securing the man’s release on $1000 cash bail with the sole condition that the man have no unsupervised contact with children under age 18, Attorney Calcagni and his team began working on a defense strategy. After reviewing and analyzing all the evidence, and ongoing negotiations with the prosecution, Attorney Calcagni and his team persuaded the Commonwealth to resolve the case with a non-jail disposition. In exchange for the man’s guilty plea, he received a sentence of probation for three years with conditions that include sex offender registration, undergo a mental health evaluation and comply with any follow-up treatment as directed, and have no contact with children age 16.