For Immediate Release - November 20, 2014

Revere Man Sentenced to Jail After Conviction on Child Porn Charges

Convicted of Possession and Dissemination of Child Pornography

BOSTON – A Revere man has been sentenced to two years in jail following his conviction on child porn charges, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office announced today.

“This defendant was convicted of obtaining child pornography and sharing it with others,” said AG Coakley. “He will now serve time in jail for these serious crimes and will be subject to strict probation terms when released.”

On Oct. 3, after a five-day jury-waived trial, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Brian Davis convicted Josue Molina, age 30, of Revere, on the charges of Possession of Child Pornography (3 counts) and Dissemination of Child Pornography (2 counts).

Today, in Suffolk Superior Court, Judge Davis sentenced Molina to two years in the House of Correction, with three years of probation to serve upon his release. Judge Davis imposed conditions on Molina’s probation including GPS monitoring, registering as a sex offender, no possession of electronics with access to the Internet, no access to the Internet except for work-related reasons approved by the Probation Department, no contact with children under 16, and to undergo sex offender treatment.

In March of 2012, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office conducted an online investigation to identify those possessing and distributing child pornography through file sharing networks. As a part of this investigation, they discovered a computer located at a Revere residence where Molina lived that contained files known to be child pornography.

On April 4, 2012, State Police obtained and executed a search warrant authorizing the search of Molina’s residence where authorities seized computers from the residence. Subsequent investigation of Molina’s computers revealed image and video files containing child pornography. Molina was able to share these files via his computer over a file-sharing network.

Molina was subsequently arrested and arraigned in Chelsea District Court. He was indicted by a Suffolk Grand Jury for possession and distribution of child pornography on August 27, 2012. He was convicted on Oct. 3 and was sentenced today.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Thomas Ralph, Chief of the AG’s Cyber Crime Division and Assistant Attorney General Nancy Rothstein, also of the Cyber Crime Division. It was investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office and investigators from the AG’s Digital Evidence Lab.

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