Goffstown Man Sentenced to 78 Months for Transportation and Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material
CONCORD - Timothy P. Diggins, 60, of Goffstown, was sentenced on Tuesday to 78 months in federal prison for transportation and possession of child sexual abuse material, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Microsoft OneDrive is an online cloud-based storage service used to store and share digital files, images and/or video. On or about January 1, 2019, Microsoft’s automated system detected potential child exploitation material on an account associated with an IP address located at Diggins’ Goffstown home. The matter was referred to law enforcement for investigation.
On September 18, 2019, investigators conducted a consensual interview with Diggins at his home. Diggins confirmed he lived alone and admitted to using the internet to view child sexual abuse material. Investigators subsequently obtained a search warrant for Diggins’ residence and seized cellular phones, computer equipment and various electronic media for forensic examination. The examination revealed that Diggins downloaded child sexual abuse material from the internet and saved his collection of over 1,000 of the images on his computer equipment and electronic media.
“Protecting children from abuse is one of the highest priorities of law enforcement,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “Criminals who possess or transport child pornography are furthering the abuse of the innocent victims who appear in these images. As part of our effort to protect children, we work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those who commit offenses involving images of child sexual abuse.”
"The New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is proud to work with our local and Federal partners in law enforcement in an effort to protect the children of New Hampshire.” said Eric Kinsman, Commander, NH ICAC. “We encourage parents to talk to their children about internet safety and to visit https://www.missingkids.org/ for resources and helpful information."
This matter was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Goffstown Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cam Le.
In February 2006, the Department of Justice introduced Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
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