Arthur Galloway, 38, of Shelton, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today to one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography, according to a press release from the Dept. of Justice.
According to court documents and statement made in court, on March 14, 2012, the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit, Shelton Police Department, and Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a court-authorized search of Galloway’s residence and seized a laptop computer, an external hard drive and other items. Investigators determined that Galloway used the Internet to trade numerous images and video of child pornography, and he was arrested at that time.
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. Some of the videos exceeded 20 minutes in length.
Judge Arterton has scheduled sentencing for April 17, 2013, at which time Galloway faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
Galloway has been released on bond under electronic monitoring by the U.S. Probation Office since shortly after his arrest.
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