[Editor's note: The following report is based on a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office.]
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Rolan Sosa, 36, of Milford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment for receiving and distributing child pornography. Sosa also was ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on Nov. 16, 2011, detectives assigned to the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force in New Haven logged into a publicly available Internet file sharing program and downloaded 14 images of child pornography from a shared directory maintained by Sosa.
On Dec. 15, 2011, Sosa was arrested at his residence in Milford. On that date, law enforcement agents also seized Sosa’s laptop computer.
Subsequent analysis of the seized computer revealed 110 images and 134 video files of child pornography. Included in his collection of child pornography were images of children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Forensic review also revealed that Sosa distributed child pornography images and videos through the file sharing program located on his computer.
Sosa has been detained since his arrest. On Oct. 9, 2012, he pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography.
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. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Henry Kopel.
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.