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49-year old Massachusetts Man Arrested for Child Pornography Offenses

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A Sudbury man was arrested today on child pornography charges.

Tyson Tu, 49, was indicted on one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Tu will make an initial appearance in federal court in Boston this afternoon.

According to the charging document, from approximately Feb. 20, 2021 through April 13, 2021, Tu received child pornography. Tu also allegedly possessed child pornography on or about April 13, 2021.

The charge of receipt of child pornography provides for a sentence of at least five years and up to 20 years in prison, at least five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. The charge of possession of child pornography provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, at least five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the United States Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Matthew B. Millhollin, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Mendell’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting 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. 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 identity and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov/.

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

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