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Portsmouth Man Sentenced to 6 Years on Child Pornography Charges

Thomas O’Brien, 51, of Portsmouth, was sentenced Monday in federal court.

Thomas O’Brien, 51, of Portsmouth, was sentenced Monday in federal court to 72 months in federal prison followed by lifetime supervised release for receiving and possessing more than 1,100 images and videos of child pornography.

O’Brien was also ordered by U.S. District Court Judge William E. Smith to continue an earlier court order that he post warning signs on his Newport Diving Center business that minors are prohibited from entering the establishment without the supervision of an adult.

O’Brien pleaded guilty to the charges in March 2011.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police.

According to court records and information presented to the court, in August 2008, based on information provided to the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) by law enforcement authorities in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, investigators were led to a “teen modeling” Web site that facilitated meetings between child pornography collectors and the defendant, O’Brien. 

On Aug. 18, 2008, O’Brien consented to a search of his home and a forensic preview of digital media in his home including computers. On Aug. 20, 2008, acting on a state search warrant, ICAC and FBI agents executed a complete search of the defendant’s digital media, which revealed more than 1,100 images and videos of child pornography. 

During voluntary interviews with investigators, the defendant described a relationship with a minor who lived in Kansas City, which began in June 2005 through an Internet chat room. O’Brien admitted to sending the minor cash and providing the minor with an Internet camera, which was used to provide O’Brien with pornographic pictures and videos of the victim and a friend of the victim.

O’Brien was arrested in September 2010 and released on $50,000 unsecured bond. At the time of his initial court appearance, as a condition of bail, O’Brien was ordered by the court to have no contact with minors, including at his business.

The court ordered O’Brien to post warning signs that minors are prohibited from allowing entering his business establishment unless accompanied by an adult.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Terrence P. Donnelly. O’Brien has been ordered to begin serving his prison sentence by October 11.

The Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is a Department of Justice grant-funded program administered by the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit, comprised of five State Police detectives, detectives from the Providence Police Department, West Warwick Police Department, Coventry Police Department and an agent from U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement/Homeland Security Investigations (ICE).

Sandy H. September 21, 2011 at 02:57 PM
Will you keep us posted on when he gets out again, possibly a follow up write up please. 72 months is not long enough...
Persistant October 19, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Here is a list of them helping this group pursuing children and by detroying their parents with lies, economic destruction and accessing them in school, as well. Whoa! Okay, now, know this, Mr. Thomas O'Brien had an origin sexual abuser, first, folks, his child is, also, sexually abused, the son who is an adult and is an expert in masks and disguises and man is he good. I know, these people surrounded, harassed and destroyed my child and myself in this town, by their lies, by destroying my character with those lies, by economic destructions, stalking, hurt kids in school. 1. Nancy Koskie Millard, Nature's stores. 2. Lindsay Hill 3. Deb Young-knows, advises parents to let them hurt their kids or they will remove them painfully and dramatically. DONE! Does not report them to police. 3. Dwight Paul Harris, molested at 11, takes part in this group, now, funds support their technology and genetic research with Begley Research Group, as well as, other medical facilities. 4. Alison Marie Smith Rice aka Alison Marie Rice aka Alison Marie Schwerin 5. Mark or Mike Henderson 6. Ferris Weston Catoe Howland aka-sexually abused. Now, sex addict.Wes Howland ,Mintz, Levin, Cohn, then, has the Valerie Bonham, on the 2011 Biolethics Committee for consideration of protections of children and women involuntarily selected and abused and destroyed to poverty and untimely death, syphon out the victim reports that detail this groups activies and crimes veiled by mental illness fraud.
Persistant October 19, 2012 at 02:56 AM
The teachers abusing kids in school: Mr. Straka Mrs. Rowe Mr. Weaver Those that helped abuse my kid in school, mind you, with some mysterious experiment. Somehow, they had enough clearances to go into the school to abuse the kids in 2011's 5th grade class. Most kids vomited, headaches, stomach aches and headches. Reported it to Dr. Lusi, the Guidance counsellor and they wound up trying to set me up with child abuse neglect charges denial of education for complimenting my child's paper when he required 3 more sentences. I said are you kidding me?! I can't even get my child in your school without exhibiting child abuse symptoms and now, I don't need anymore red flags, Mr. Davis's kid was abused too, so, I have a witness. You abused my kid, you abused his, and now, you turned the abuse over to my kid. I don't need anymore red flags of abuse. You no longer have access to mychild. Immediately, they took harsh action. Mr. McGlaughlin, was witnessed by a nieghbor, using a ladder going up to the second floor and removing my entire window frame and entering my home, taking my stuff from my home. It was replaced the next day, typical mental illness protocol if, reported. But, again, I had a witness too scared to come forward. This same man reported his wife, with photos all over Tiverton as having slept with her son. She lost her job. Mrs. Magliocco-Shirk after meeting them. Mr. Shirk. The nurse at the Middle school, after Mrs. Magliocco told her lies about us.
Persistant October 19, 2012 at 03:04 AM
So, here is the skinny on this criminal pedofile commodity group. 1. They use pedofilia to gain money. 2. They require kids and bodies to do so, so, they destroy and rid parents to foster to access them easier. 3. They use acoustics frequencies at a level that paralyses the family when sleeping at night to access the children and family. There they set up fiber optic thin thin surveillance tech all over the home. This is used to find anything to abuse them with and use any nudity to sell. They will even repeat personal things, and claim they are psychic. MOst of them are and some can even predict 3 weeks ahead of time what actions you will take, so, they can plan setups, like coincidental people they set up to bump into you to pretend to be new acquaintences, wrong, they are from the same group. 4. They isolate you, they destroy you. 5. They use black operations money and have to come up with money for other needs, so, child porn looks like their profit piece. 6. Forget ever having a car working. I've had break lines cut, I've had engines smashed, I have had smashed steering, I've had destroyed transmissions, and you name it, locks broken so can't lock car again. This is good for setups. They take your car in the middle of the night and commit crimes using your plate, this is good for stalking other victims and letting them see you, they report your plate number. 7. Hacked bank accounts to overdraft, hacked phone, to overbill, hack phones to thwart justice,and email
Persistant October 19, 2012 at 03:12 AM
They gain full administrative control over your computers anywhere you go. a. Facial Recognition software. b. Two way monitors (did you ever wonder why they wanted you to turn your old tv's and monitors into cooler viewing ones, uh, two way, people, now they can profit off your lives and monitor you all by computer 24 -7. c. Phone tracking, intercepts voicemails you leave. (YOU NEVER CALLED ME! fight setups-nope, never got the message that you were not picking up your child until tomorrow.) D. Computers, CISCO violations, you know how you get a new computer with microsoft software and something screws up you call their tech support. India gets the call and says, "Do I have your permission to access your computer?" You say, sure, why not...Then, they move your cursor and have full administrative control you do at home? Well, they do the same thing, only, they shut permissions off and no computer is ever safe. They also, go through quicktime, qbase, peer-to-peer, and many others. Ask CERT.org for more. Computers are NOT safe anymore for you or your kids. GET your tv's and your computers out of the rooms!!!! E. They can turn your computer on, when you are not at home, as well as, implant softwares to record you, your keystrokes and add child porn they get from the children onto your computer to set you up to destroy you, to access your children. So, how do they get protected and how did they get so powerful? Oh man, DOD black ops,black mail, threats and bribes.
Persistant October 19, 2012 at 03:17 AM
You will note, they, even have just caught local police covering up for years, the child sexual abuse crimes to children in the boy scouts of america. I was on tv tonight. So, how are officials helping? HOw are medical doctor's cooperating, how are so many professional cooperating. It's really simple. Gains, they got caught and blackmailed with some minor thing or drugs that compromised their positions, bribery, lies or threats to do this to them and their families. WAKE UP, this is your leaderships powerheads. YOU are profit and gains, you are the weaker race, because, well, you let them get this powerful to do this to you. It is, also, satanic ritual abuse, addictions, and profit through making children and families commodities today. Please pray for all these people listed. Please pray for their victims. This is the only way to stop it. Go to church today, light candles to free victims and helpe these people taking part in these abominations.Miracles can happen. But, you all need to pray for them, as their problems are becoming ours today. We all need to work together as no one wants to be this to do this to anyone. YOu need to help them, get help for their crimes to children or it's only going to perpetuate and grow.
Persistant October 19, 2012 at 03:18 AM
*correction:" it"was on tv tonight
Persistant October 19, 2012 at 03:21 AM
Boys and Girls Clubs, too.
Persistant October 19, 2012 at 03:29 AM
Van Kiser stared at my child's bedroom window 3 whole hours, literally, about 5 yards away, I have video footage of that harassment and stalking. This is to emote paranoia symptoms. If you call local police their protocols are to write you up as dilusional paranoia to help these pedofiles. But, if, they knew it was MKULTRA 2012, they would never take part. It's their job per DOD. So, they do the work they are told. THey, also have Fired department and police constantly drive by, with lights, and they think they are harassing criminals. Nope, they are harassing good parents, that are being murdered to gain their children for pedofile use, profit in porn and setups for people and children they wish to destroy. IN occults, they believe, they gain magic loosh points, if, you will, to make their magic powers stronger and come true. I studied occults, as my ex was a severe abuser and had to figure out what he knew and man did I. Holy crap. Black magic, sorcery, truth is uncertain so turning victims into looking like victimizers to get people to help the victims become more abused by those they seek to get help or others to help abuser more. Deception training. Carotid artery reflux to keep from running away.
Persistant October 19, 2012 at 03:36 AM
The last straw to make me flee, was that a participant in that group, confessed from 2008-2011, they were set up around me to destroy me to use my child as their commodity and I wasn't supposed to survive the abuses, heart handicaps, totalled cars front and back in the middle of the night to wipe out finances, scholarships, college, housing, food and transportation. And so many thousands more of abusees. Multiple abuses a day. I had ten of my own computers destroyed. They had 11 more work computers destroyed to keep me from doing my job easily, so, I had to work until 11 PM and sometimes 3AM a night to finish the job. Then, they destroyed my computer. Trust me, with the unlimited budget they have from porn, black operations tax money, and all the things they steal and put into the pot, they can buy your apartment complex and have you evicted, after they are the nigerian scam that ripped you off, all while destroying your new care that you have, destroying your reputation in town and destroying your entire life, family, friends and setups for investigstions of drug dealings to have house invasions, setups to have your children removed for their use. Just ask the Texieras Kristen And Dave formerly of 346 Wood Street in Bristol, RI. They lost their 4 kids with setups and went to jail for it. They are really good parents that truly tried hard. What you have here is a criminal pedofile organization for commodities. Imagine the psychiatric $20,000,000 profit in one facility alone.

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