Meriden man sentenced today to two years in prison for downloading child porn

Meriden man sentenced today to two years in prison for downloading child porn

Record-Journal


MERIDEN — A city man was sentenced to serve two years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to possessing child pornography.

Brendan Johnson, 27, of 26 Nancy Lane, was charged in July 2016 with second-degree possession of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to the charge on July 11. At a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Meriden Superior Court, Johnson was sentenced to five years in prison, suspended after two years, followed by 10 years probation.

Conditions of the probation include sex offender registration and compliance with any counseling or sex offender treatment recommended.

On Oct. 1, 2014, a member of the state police computer crimes and electronic evidence laboratory was investigating files downloaded on a peer-to-peer file sharing system, according to Johnson’s arrest warrant. Police identified files downloaded associated with an internet protocol address and potential child pornography. After obtaining a search warrant, police determinted the internet protocol address was registered to a home in Meriden.

Police served a search warrant at the Nancy Lane home and found Johnson in a basement bedroom along with several computers. Police determined Johnson’s computer contained 61 videos and seven images of child pornography.


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