Milford Man Gets 5 Years for Distributing Child Pornography

Rolan Sosa, 36, must also pay a $20,000 fine.

[Editor's note: The following report is based on a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office.]       

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Rolan Sosa, 36, of Milford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 60 months of imprisonment for receiving and distributing child pornography. Sosa also was ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.        

According to court documents and statements made in court, on Nov. 16, 2011, detectives assigned to the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force in New Haven logged into a publicly available Internet file sharing program and downloaded 14 images of child pornography from a shared directory maintained by Sosa.        

On Dec. 15, 2011, Sosa was arrested at his residence in Milford. On that date, law enforcement agents also seized Sosa’s laptop computer.

Subsequent analysis of the seized computer revealed 110 images and 134 video files of child pornography. Included in his collection of child pornography were images of children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  Forensic review also revealed that Sosa distributed child pornography images and videos through the file sharing program located on his computer.        

Sosa has been detained since his arrest. On Oct. 9, 2012, he pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography.        

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, which includes federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Henry Kopel.

The Connecticut Child Exploitation Task Force, which is housed at the main FBI office in New Haven, investigates crimes against children occurring over the Internet, and provides computer forensic review services for participating agencies. For more information about the Task Force, or to report child exploitation crimes, please contact the FBI at 203-777-6311.

C.S. February 15, 2013 at 10:45 PM
5 years just doesn't seem like that long a time for violating children, but hopefully he gets a taste of his own medicine Oz style in prison. Take care Pedo.
Stacy from GreenSprays February 16, 2013 at 01:53 AM
@ CS I hope you're right about him getting his in prison, this certainly from a parents perspective feels like not enough time for a serious sick crime.
C.S. February 16, 2013 at 04:06 AM
@ Stacy, as a parent and a decent human being I truly feel that crimes against children are absolutely the most despicable thing that anyone can do, and I just pray for anyone who has been affected by this in any way. My personal belief is that anyone that is capable of doing such a thing cannot be rehabilitated, and a 5 year term is not enough. If I had my way anyone caught of doing this would never see the light of day as a free man.
Larissa Watt February 17, 2013 at 06:48 AM
I agree with all above comments..pedophiles usually do not get better and unfortunately the law does not allow for them to remain in custody forever except in the case of horrific or repetitive crimes..I feel all repeat offenders should be shipped off to an island to fend for themselves.. There is a destroyed child behind every video/image this man had in his possession and/or distributed. It would be great to be able to sentence him for each image..but in reality--the sentence this sicko received is considered harsh in our court system..so kudos to the judge for giving him so many years..there was a man in the Torrington area sentenced this past year who was caught in the act of assaulting a child and he received 5 years as well..


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