Swansea Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
A Swansea man was arrested this week on child pornography charges. The U. S. Attorney's Office says 51-year old Todd Miozza was arrested Wednesday and following an appearance in Federal Court, he was ordered helding pending a detention hearing scheduled for July 5th.
According to the charging document, law enforcement received information that Miozza had shared child pornography over the internet using a social media platform.
Authorities searched Miozza's home on Thursday, seizing his iphone and laptop. Prosecutors say the devices were found to contain child sexual abuse material - incluidng video's depicting infants.
“My number one priority as U.S. Attorney is to keep the people of Massachusetts healthy and safe,” said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins.
“Child pornography is not a victimless crime. Although a person who views child sexual abuse material may never meet the children depicted in the imagery, a child was harmed to produce each image and each view and image exacerbates that harm. Some of the images in this case allegedly involve infants. We will dedicate every resource necessary to protect children.”
Miozza was previously convicted of possession of child pornography in the district of Massachusetts in 2002.
Information from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts