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Repeat Intercourse Offender Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Jail for Receipt of Baby Pornography | USAO-MD

Greenbelt, Maryland – US District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced 48-year-old Anjan Ghosh Tagore of Silver Spring, Maryland, to 15 years in prison, followed by a life release for receiving child pornography and 18 months in prison for violating his supervised release a previous federal conviction for possession of child pornography. The sentences were imposed on April 8, 2021 and are to be served one after the other. Judge Messitte also ordered Tagore forfeit his electronic devices and pay $ 3,000 in restitution to a child pornography victim. After his release from prison, Tagore must continue to register as a sex offender in the places where he lives, where he is an employee and where he is a student, under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).

The verdict was pronounced by acting United States attorney for Maryland District, Jonathan F. Lenzner. Special Agent in Charge Jennifer C. Boone, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field; and Chief Marcus Jones of the Montgomery County Police Department.

According to Tagore’s plea agreement, the United States Parole Office was alerted in February 2019 by surveillance software that Tagore was looking for pictures of “naked / naked / adolescent” children on his desktop computer. When Tagore was confronted with the use of his authorized computer to search for “nude / naked / adolescent” children, he denied any knowledge of his computer being used in this way, although he later admitted viewing the material. On April 16, 2019, Montgomery County police contacted the U.S. parole over a complaint that Tagore had used a computer in a Montgomery County library to view nude pictures of children in a library. Tagore’s US probation officer had not authorized Tagore to use a computer or the Internet. In addition, finding and viewing pictures of naked children violated the rules and regulations of the Tagore Sex Offender Treatment Program, and Tagore also failed to report his interrogation by Montgomery County Police, as required under the terms of his supervised release was.

In April 2019, after questioning a US probation officer, Tagore handed over several USB drives and micro SD cards that Tagore was not allowed to own. A search warrant was issued on the digital media and forensic analysis revealed 105 video files of child pornography, including prepubescent children, at least one of whom was an infant or toddler.

This case was filed under Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched by the Justice Department in May 2006 to tackle the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. law firm and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Profanity Division, Project Safe Childhood is collecting federal, state, and local resources to locate, arrest, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children track and identify and rescue victims. For more information on Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc. For more information on internet safety education, visit www.justice.gov/psc. Click the Resources tab on the left side of the page.

Acting United States attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner praised the FBI, the United States Probation Service, and the Montgomery County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Lenzner thanked U.S. Assistant Attorney Joseph R. Baldwin who was prosecuting the federal case.

For more information about the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland, its priorities, and resources available to the community, please visit www.justice.gov/usao-md/project-safe-childhood and https://www.justice.gov / usao -md / community outreach.

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