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United States of America v. Joseph Corbett
Case Number: 1:19-cr-10247-RGS
Judge: Richard G. Stearns
Court: United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Suffolk County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
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During a search of Corbett’s home on June 14, 2019, an iPhone belonging to him was located. Corbett provided the iPhone’s passcode to authorities and an onsite forensic review revealed images and videos of child pornography. Further review of the iPhone revealed approximately 35 images and approximately seven videos of child pornography, including prepubescent minors. In addition, conversations between Corbett and others on the Kik Messenger application were located that included messages with attached images and videos of child pornography.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Michael Shea, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; Danvers Police Chief Patrick M. Ambrose; and Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.
The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse.
18:2252A(a)(2)(A)-DISTRIBUTION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
18:2252A(a)(5)(B) and (b)(2)- POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to three years in prison and five years of supervised release.