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Taunton sex offender sentenced on child pornography charges

A 21-year-old Taunton sex offender was convicted this week in Fall River Superior Court of possessing child pornography.

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A 21-year-old Taunton sex offender was convicted this week in Fall River Superior Court of possessing child pornography, and was sentenced to serve four to five years in state prison, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III announced.

According to Gregg Miliote of the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office, Bailey Roy pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography.

When the defendant was 17-year-old, he was indicted in Juvenile Court as a Youthful Offender on two counts of rape of a child. The victim was a 4-year-old child in Taunton. While that matter was pending, the defendant was arrested by Taunton Police for possession of child pornography. Two devices were searched. His computer had 124 child pornography images and seven child pornography videos on it. The defendant’s IPOD had an additional 338 child pornography images on it.

In April of 2016, the juvenile rape case was disposed of and the defendant was committed to DYS custody until his 21st birthday with 12 years of probation with several conditions. The juvenile court disposition was aimed at getting the defendant sex offender treatment before the Commonwealth took a position on what would be the appropriate sentence for the child pornography indictments. After approximately 12 months of treatment it was learned that the defendant had created and hid a cache of approximately 10 handmade child pornographic illustrative booklets evoking themes of control, domination, kidnapping and rape of female children. It became apparent that this defendant was not engaged in a significant part of his treatment and continued to engage in child pornography.

During a sentencing hearing before Superior Court Judge Thomas McGuire, Assistant District Attorney Lesley Leahy argued for a five year state prison term, while the defendant requested a more lenient 10 year probationary term.

“The defendant’s collection of child pornography shows that he has a very disturbed mind,” District Attorney Quinn said. “Coupled with his child rape conviction as a Youthful Offender, it is clear that this defendant poses a danger to children and the public.”

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