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Date: 08-11-2023

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United States of America v. Tyson Tu

Case Number: 1:21-cr-10307

Judge: Denise J. Casper

Court: United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (Suffolk County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Boston

Defendant's Attorney: John Swomley, Gabrielle Mainiero and Devon Hincapie,

Description: Boston, Massachusetts criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

In May 2020, Tyson Tu, age 51, was identified as the subscriber of an IP address downloading child pornography from a peer-to-peer file sharing network. During an April 2021 search of Tu’s residence, multiple electronic devices were seized – one of which was actively downloading and sharing child pornographic files at the time. Three of the seized devices were found to contain approximately 1,000 child pornographic images and approximately 95 child pornographic videos, which Lu downloaded between approximately February through April 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy; Michael J. Krol, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in New England; and Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of the Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 65 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

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