Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Bridgewater Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

BOSTON—A Bridgewater man was charged today in federal court with possession of child pornography.

Kevin J. Balzarini, 36, was arrested and charged today in United States District Court with one count of possession of child pornography. According to the criminal complaint affidavit, Balzarini shared an online image depicting a female child approximately 4 to 6 years old on a bed in a sexually explicit pose. During a search of Balzarini’s home, two laptops were recovered and approximately 30 printed-out images of child pornography in his bedroom dresser drawer.

Balzarini faces up to 10 years in prison, to be followed by mandatory minimum of five years, and a maximum lifetime of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Boston Field Division made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael I. Yoon of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

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