33-year-old Boylston Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison on Child Pornography Charges

by | May 24, 2018 | Headlines, News | 1 comment

A 33-year-old Boylston man was sentenced on Thursday in Worcester for possessing and distributing child pornography.

Randy Alan Chaplis was sentenced to seven years in prison and five years of supervised release.

According to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, in Dec. 2017, Chaplis pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography involving a prepubescent minor and a minor who had not attained 12 years of age.

On March 16, 2017, Chaplis was arrested and charged by criminal complaint. He has been detained since his arrest.

On Feb. 9, 2017, Chaplis sent two emails to an undercover law enforcement officer that included dozens of images of child pornography, including prepubescent girls engaged in sex acts with adult men. In other email communications with the undercover officer, Chaplis stated that he likes three-to-10 year olds, and that he has “fun” with his girlfriend’s five-year-old daughter when her mother is not home. Chaplis emailed graphic descriptions of the sexual acts he purportedly performed on his girlfriend’s child starting when the child was two-years-old. He asked whether the undercover officer intended to have sexual intercourse with the undercover officer’s infant daughter once she turned three or four.

A search of Chaplis’ residence on March 15, 2017, resulted in the seizure of an external hard drive and a desktop computer that included multiple images of child pornography.

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