Weymouth man gets 2 1/2 year jail sentence on child porn charges

A Weymouth man was sentenced Monday to 2½ years in jail for possessing and distributing child pornography over the Internet, prosecutors said.

The man’s arrest came as a result of a statewide cyber-crime sweep executed in 2010.

Kevin C. Moore, 35, was found guilty of possession and dissemination of child pornography in Norfolk Superior Court following a four-day trial, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office said in a statement.

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Moore was also sentenced to 10 years probation following his release, with the conditions that he have no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18, wear a GPS-monitoring device, only use the Internet for approved work purposes, and undergo sex offender evaluation and necessary treatment, prosecutors said.

The coordinated cyber-crime sweep led to the arrest of seven people on child pornography charges, prosecutors said.

The sweep was a collaboration among the attorney general’s cyber-crime division, State Police, the Massachusetts Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and several of the state’s law enforcement councils, prosecutors said.

Authorities isolated the IP address of a computer in Moore’s home in September 2010 and executed a search warrant in October of the same year, prosecutors said. Authorities seized computer evidence revealing more than 700 child pornography images and videos, prosecutors said.

Moore was arrested on Oct. 24, 2010, and arraigned in Quincy District Court on Nov. 16, 2010, prosecutors said.

Moore pleaded not guilty to the charges and a grand jury returned the indictments against him on March 9, 2011. He was arraigned on March 16, 2011, in Norfolk Superior Court and sentenced Monday at the end of a jury-waived trial, prosecutors said.