North Attleborough man sentenced to 15 years for child pornography offenses

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By Max Bowen-max.bowen@northstarreporter.com

A North Attleborough man was sentenced to 15 years for child pornography offenses, according to the Attorney General’s office.

Nicholas Robillard, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release. In November 2021, Robillard pleaded guilty to one count each of distribution and possession of child pornography.

Robillard distributed and possessed child pornography on various dates between Oct. 16, 2018 and Feb. 14, 2019. He faced enhanced penalties because of prior convictions for sex offenses.

The Bristol County District Attorney’s Office provided assistance with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anne Paruti, Mendell’s Project Safe Childhood Coordinator and Deputy Chief of the Major Crimes Unit, prosecuted the case.

The case is brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In 2006, the Department of Justice created Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from exploitation and abuse.