For Immediate Release - May 07, 2014

Southborough Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to Prison for Possession, Dissemination of Child Pornography

Sentenced to 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 Years in State Prison

WORCESTER – A Southborough man has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 years in state prison for possessing and disseminating child pornography, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office announced today.

“This defendant was actively obtaining and sharing images and videos of child sexual abuse with others,” AG Coakley said.  “He will now serve significant time in state prison for the exploitation of children.”

Daniel Goichman, 51, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Worcester Superior Court to the charges of Possession of Child Pornography (3 counts) and Dissemination of Child Pornography (6 counts).

After the plea was entered, Superior Court Judge James Lemire sentenced Goichman to 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 years in state prison, with 10 years of probation to serve upon completion of his sentence.

Judge Lemire imposed conditions of probation that require Goichman to be monitored via GPS, register as a sex offender, and undergo sex offender evaluation and treatment. Goichman is also prohibited from having unsupervised contact with any child under the age of 16, from loitering in areas where children tend to congregate, from using social networking sites and he cannot use the Internet without prior court approval, unless for work-related reasons.

In September 2012, after obtaining information indicating that a registered sex offender was allegedly soliciting minors over the Internet, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office executed a search warrant at Goichman’s residence in Southborough. During the execution of the search warrant, authorities seized evidence they suspected contained images of child pornography and subsequent investigation revealed that Goichman possessed such images.

In October 2012, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office, with assistance from the Southborough Police Department, arrested Goichman at his residence in Southborough. Further investigation of the evidence seized indicated that Goichman was distributing child pornography to others over the Internet.

Goichman was arrested and subsequently arraigned in Westborough District Court in October 2012. He was indicted in April 2013 by a Worcester County Grand Jury. On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Worcester Superior Court.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Timothy Wyse of Attorney General Coakley’s Cyber Crime Division. It was investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office and investigators from the AG’s Digital Evidence Lab. The Southborough Police Department assisted in this case.

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