David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Matthew Maffucci, 31, of Derby, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 90 months of imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for producing child pornography.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in June 2010, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force conducted a search of Maffucci’s residence and seized multiple computers, hard drives, and other computer storage media. Analysis of the seized items revealed that Maffucci possessed more than 15,000 images and videos of minors, including children under the age of 12, engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Included in his collection were pornographic images and videos of a minor, which Maffucci produced over the course of several years. Maffucci also received and distributed child pornography using an Internet file sharing program.
Maffucci was arrested on June 25, 2010. On March 21, 2012, he pleaded guilty to one count of production of child pornography.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force. The Derby Police Department also provided valuable assistance in this investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anastasia E. King.
The Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force investigates crimes occurring over the Internet, including computer intrusion, Internet fraud, copyright violations, Internet threats and harassment, and online crimes against children. The task force, which is housed at in the main FBI office in New Haven, also provides computer forensic review services for participating agencies. For more information about the task force, please contact the FBI at 203-777-6311.
U.S. Attorney Fein noted that 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.projectsafechildhood.gov.
To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.