Shelton man gets prison time for trading child porn
A Shelton man has been sentenced in federal court to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for trading child pornography on the Internet.
Court documents indicate that Arthur Galloway, 38, of Shelton, used the Internet to trade numerous images and video of child pornography.
According to federal prosecutors, a court-authorized search of Galloway’s residence was conducted March 14, 2012 by the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit, Shelton Police Department and FBI.
Photos and videos found
During the search, law enforcement officials seized a laptop computer, an external hard drive and other items. Investigators determined the suspect was using the Internet to trade numerous images and video of child pornography, and he was arrested at that time, federal officials said.
Subsequent forensic analysis of the seized items revealed that Galloway possessed 11 printed photographs, 913 images and 45 videos of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct, according to federal officials. Some of the videos exceeded 20 minutes in length, officials said.
On Jan. 11, 2013, Galloway pleaded guilty to one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography.
A multi-agency effort
The case was investigated by the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit, Shelton Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
Galloway was sentenced on June 27 by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in the New Haven federal courthouse. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Felice M. Duffy and Neeraj N. Patel.
How to report child exploitation cases
The Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, which is housed at the main FBI office in New Haven, investigates crimes against children occurring over the Internet, and provides computer forensic review services for participating agencies.
For more information about the task force, or to report child exploitation crimes, call the local FBI office at 203-777-6311.
This prosecution was part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation. Learn more about Project Safe Childhood at www.justice.gov/psc.
To report cases of child exploitation, go to www.cybertipline.com.