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North Attleborough man pleads guilty to child porn charges 

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Samuel Margret, 28, of North Attleborough, today pleaded guilty in a Rhode Island federal court to child pornography charges and distributing and transporting an animal crush video, according to U.S. Attorney Zachary A. Cunha.

Maigret pleaded guilty as charged in a six-count indictment with distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, possession of child pornography, access with intent to view child pornography, distribution of an animal crush video, and transfer of obscene material (animal crush video).

Maigret is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 19 and will be determined by a federal district judge, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise M. Barton.

According to charging documents and information presented in court, during a September 2021 court-authorized search of Maigret’s then-Pawtucket residence and a cellphone located on his person, Homeland Security Investigations agents and members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force discovered a significant quantity of images and videos depicting images of child sexual abuse materials, including videos of adult males involved in sexual acts with infants. 

Additionally, a review of Maigret’s digital storage devices revealed evidence that he used online applications to distribute child sexual abuse materials and a video that depicts an individual causing serious injury to and what appears to be the death of a dog.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice.