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Attleboro man arrested after allegedly possessing videos of minors being sexually abused



BOSTON – An Attleboro man has been charged with allegedly using Snapchat to engage in sexually explicit video-chats with minor children. He was also allegedly in possession of videos depicting children, 3-6 years old, being sexually abused.

Garry F. Bienvenue, 57, of Attleboro, was arrested and charged today in federal court in Boston with receipt and possession of child pornography. He appeared in federal court in Boston and was ordered detained pending a detention hearing set for March 16th at 2:00 p.m.

According to court documents, law enforcement learned that an internet user at Bienvenue’s Attleboro home had solicited and received child pornography from children over the internet using the Snapchat messaging application. A search of the home resulted in the seizure of Bienvenue’s smartphone, which was found to contain child pornography videos, including one depicting the rape of a child as young as 3-5 years old.

The charge of receipt of child pornography provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 20 years in prison. The charge of possession of child pornography provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Each charge also provides for a mandatory minimum of five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Jason Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Attleboro Police Chief Kyle P. Heagney made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elianna Nuzum of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit is prosecuting the case.

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