Feds: Bridgeport man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

A Bridgeport man pleaded guilty Wednesday after investigators found thousands of photos depicting the sexual abuse of children in his online storage account, according to federal prosecutors.

In 2016, Robert Mosley, who is now 54, was convicted of second-degree possession of child pornography. He was sentenced to six years in jail and 20 years of probation. He was released on parole in November 2018, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

Connecticut parole officers and state troopers went to Mosely’s home Jan. 28, 2020, for a visit. There, they found an unapproved smart phone, as well as an approved mobile phone that contained suspected child sexual abuse imagery, according to the U.S Attorney’s office.

Investigators took both phones and took Mosely into custody that day, officials said.

When investigators analyzed the phones more thoroughly, they found Mosely’s cloud storage account that contained thousands of images and hundreds of videos depicting the sexual abuse of children, primarily boys between the ages of 2 and 14, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

In Mosely’s e-mail account, investigators discovered that he sent numerous messages soliciting child sexual abuse imagery, as well as sending these images to others and sending links to his cloud storage account, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.

Mosely’s sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 22, 2021. He faces a mandatory minimum prison term of 10 years, and a maximum term of 20 years, due to his criminal history, according to officials.

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