David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ERIC BIANCA, 29, of Wallingford, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport to 46 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for possessing child pornography.
According to court documents and statements made in court, BIANCA used the Internet to download, view and possess more than 600 images and videos of child pornography. Included in his collection of child pornography were images of children under the age of 12 engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and images that portrayed sadistic, masochistic, or other depictions of violence.
On September 13, 2011, BIANCA waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Secret Service and the Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force, which includes federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anastasia Enos King.
This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, and the District of Connecticut’s “Operation Constant Vigilance,” which are aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation.
The Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force, which is housed at the main FBI office in New Haven, investigates crimes occurring over the Internet, including on-line crimes against children, and provides computer forensic review services for participating agencies. For more information about the Task Force, or to report child exploitation crimes, please contact the FBI at 203-777-6311.
To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.