Repeat Offender Pleads Guilty to Possessing Images Depicting Sexual Abuse of Children

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ROBERT J. MOSLEY, 54, formerly of Bridgeport, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Kari A. Dooley in Bridgeport to possession of child pornography.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2016, Mosley was convicted in Connecticut Superior Court of possession of child pornography in the second degree.  He was sentenced for that offense to 10 years in jail, execution suspended after six years, and 20 years of probation.  Mosley was released on parole in November 2018.

On January 28, 2020, Connecticut parole officers and Connecticut state troopers conducted a home visit at Mosley’s residence.  During the visit, Mosley was found in possession of an unapproved smart phone, and an approved mobile phone that contained suspected child pornography.  Investigators seized both phones and Mosley was remanded to custody.  Subsequent analysis of the seized phones and a cloud storage account maintained by Mosley revealed thousands of images and hundreds of video depicting the sexual abuse of children, primarily boys between the ages of 2 and 14.  In addition, analysis of Mosley’s e-mail account revealed that he sent numerous e-mails soliciting child pornography, sent images of child pornography to others, and sent links to his cloud storage account.

Judge Dooley scheduled sentencing for December 22, 2021, at which time Mosley faces a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.  The penalties in this case are enhanced based on Mosley’s criminal history.

Mosley has been detained since January 28, 2020.

This matter has been investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Connecticut State Police, with the assistance of the Connecticut Department of Correction Division of Parole and Community Services.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathaniel J. Gentile.

This prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood Initiative, which is aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse and exploitation.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

To report cases of child exploitation, please visit www.cybertipline.com.

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