By Tiffany Williams –
At the United States District Court in Worcester on Wednesday, U.S. Senior District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman sentenced Jesse Laino, 26, of Auburn, Massachusetts to 88 months in prison and five years of supervised release.
On April 6, 2022, Laino pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.
In May 2019, Laino utilized the Kik platform to upload and distribute two images of child sexual abuse material.
During a search of Laino’s residence in June 2020, two phones and one laptop seized were found to contain child sexual abuse material.
Laino also used a cloud storage service to store and share links to images and videos of child sexual abuse material as well as to using a social media application to connect with other users for the purpose of obtaining and distributing the images.
Social media records revealed that from about January 2019 to July 2020, Laino participated in hundreds of chats and distributed over 1,700 images of child sexual abuse material, including images of infants and toddlers being sexually abused.