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Massachusetts 2nd Grade Elementary School teacher pleads guilty to possession of child pornography

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“A former Milford second grade teacher pleaded guilty today in federal court in Worcester to possessing child pornography.

Vincent Kiejzo, 36, pleaded guilty today to one count of possession of child pornography. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman scheduled sentencing for April 4, 2024. Kiejzo was arrested and charged by criminal complaint in September 2020 and subsequently indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2020. He remains in custody.

During a search of Kiejzo’s Milford home in September 2020, a USB drive plugged into a television in Kiejzo’s bedroom was located and found to contain links to websites dedicated to the sexual exploitation of minors. The USB drive also contained well as over 6,000 images of child pornography including images that involved infants.

The charging statute provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, five years and up to lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy and Michael J. Krol, Special Agent in Charge of the Homeland Security Investigations in New England made the announcement. The Milford Police Department assisted with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen Noto of the Worcester Office is prosecuting the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit https://www.justice.gov/psc.” -Massachusetts Department of Justice.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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