CONCORD – Clifford A. Bullock, 71, of Nottingham, was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison for transportation of child pornography, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in April of 2019, law enforcement officers learned that Microsoft had detected potential child exploitation materials on a Microsoft OneDrive account with an IP address that resolved to Bullock’s address. Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Bullock’s residence on August 5, 2019. Pursuant to the search warrant, officers seized a computer, cellular phones and numerous items of digital media that contained a large collection of child pornography. Bullock admitted to using the internet to view and save child pornography involving girls. He further admitted to uploading and storing files on OneDrive, including child pornography images.
Bullock previously pleaded guilty on June 6, 2020. In addition to the prison sentence, Bullock must spend five years on supervised release, pay $5,100 in special assessments and $39,000 in restitution.
“Child pornography crimes exploit innocent children and cause immeasurable harm,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “In order to protect young people, we work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute those who commit child pornography crimes in the Granite State. As Mr. Bullock has learned, child pornography crimes can lead to serious federal prison time.”
“Downloading and storing child exploitation material like that possessed by Bullock perpetuates the continued abuse and trauma experienced by the victims of these heinous crimes. Today’s sentencing removes another participant from this reprehensible industry,” said Acting Special Agent in Charge William S. Walker of the Homeland Security Investigations, Boston field office. “HSI is proud to work alongside our local law enforcement partners on the New Hampshire Internet Crimes against Children Task Force as we collectively aim to keep our children safe online and free from threat of exploitation.”
This matter was investigated by the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the Nottingham Police Department and Exeter Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cam Le.
In February 2006, the Department of Justice introduced Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.