WORCESTER – The Worcester Police Department [WPD] is being recognized with a high honor from the United States’ Attorney’s Office Annual 2020 Law Enforcement Awards.
For its involvement in the case of U.S. v. Michael Chapman, the WPD received the Investigative Achievement Award. The award is reserved for those who substantially contributed to the mission of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Department of Justice.
The FBI and Homeland Security Investigations were also recognized with the same award on the case.
For their part, the WPD congratulated their Detective Bureau and Detective Sgt. Brian Bisceglia for his involvement in the Chapman case.
In December, the 63-year-old Chapman, of Worcester, was sentenced to 10 and a half years in prison for possession of child pornography. Chapman also received seven years of supervised release.
From July 2 to 3, 2017, Chapman uploaded images depicting child pornography using his Skype account. On Oct. 6, 2017, Chapman also possessed child pornography on his computer, which agents seized during the execution of a search warrant.
Chapman is a registered Level 3 sex offender due to multiple prior convictions.
In 2004, he was convicted of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 and three counts of obscene material. In 1994, he was convicted of transporting in interstate commerce a visual depiction of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. In 1984, he was convicted of rape of a child and four counts of lewd and lascivious acts.