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Hartford Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Federal Prison for Producing Child Pornography

Leonard C Boyle, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RONALD DANIEL, 52, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to 324 months of imprisonment, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for producing child pornography.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on at least two occasions in 2018, Daniel had sexual contact with a prepubescent female and took cellphone photos of his conduct.  He also distributed some of these images, as well as other images and videos of child pornography, through the Kik mobile application under the username “letsgogetluv.”

Daniel has been detained since his arrest on related state charges on June 10, 2019.  On February 24, 2021, he pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of production of child pornography.

This matter was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Connecticut State Police and the Vernon Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy V. Gifford.

U.S. Attorney Boyle thanked the State’s Attorney’s Office for the Judicial District of Tolland for its close cooperation in investigating and prosecuting this matter.

This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.

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