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Webster man gets prison for child porn

WORCESTER - A Webster man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to 8 years and 1 month in prison for possession of child pornography.

Robert J. Wright, 61, of 21 Arkwright Road, Webster, also was placed by Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV on supervision for 10 years after serving his 97-month sentence and ordered to pay a $100 assessment.

Mr. Wright was arrested Dec. 17, 2007. Assistant U.S. Attorney Karin M. Bell said at the plea hearing Oct. 16 that the defendant possessed videos and still images depicting child pornography on his computer.

She said that he shared some of the images through a peer-to-peer file sharing network on the Internet. Several images that Mr. Wright possessed depicted prepubescent minors and/or portrayed minors engaged in sadistic or masochistic conduct, according to the prosecutor.

Some of the images also showed known child victims, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Mr. Wright was defended by lawyer Edward L. Hayden of Lynn.
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Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Date:Jan 14, 2009
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