SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — Today in U.S. District Court in Springfield a Ludlow man was indicted on 4 counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
34-year-old, James Pease is facing a number of charges including possession of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, and sexual exploitation of a child.
The indictment alleges that from 2010 to 2012, on several incidents Pease attempted to use a minor to produce child pornography. It also alleges that between 2006 and 2012, Pease received and possessed child pornography.
The case is currently being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alex J. Grant of Ortiz’s Springfield Branch.
Charges such as these carry a stiff penalty if a defendant is found guilty.
On sexual exploitation of a child the sentence carries a minimum of 15 years and up to 30 years. On receipt of child pornography, the sentence is a minimum of five years and up to 20 years in prison and for possession of child pornography it’s a maximum of 10 years.