A Claremont man has been sentenced to spend 18 months behind bars for child pornography. Tuesday, 28-year old James Bednarcyk was sentenced to federal prison in the United States District Court for New Hampshire after he pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child porn.
The sentencing is the result of an investigation that began in 2014 where it was determined through undercover operations that child porn was being shared through the internet from Claremont.
Local police acted on a search warrant to search his home in September of that year and officials seized a personal computer. Authorities inspected the computer and found 20 videos and 70 still images of child pornography and he was subsequently taken into custody.
The case was investigated by local departments, including Claremont, and received help from statewide and national institutions like the Vermont Attorney General’s Office and the New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Bednarcyk’s arrest and sentencing to prison is part of Project Safe Childhood, established in