Milford man sentenced for receiving and distributing child pornography

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Rolan Sosa, 36, of Milford, was sentenced Friday 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 his laptop computer. Subsequent analysis of the seized computer revealed 110 images and 134 video files of child pornography, officials said.

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 October 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.