Colchester man pleads guilty to child porn charges

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A Colchester man was sentenced to 114 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a new release Monday.

Nicholas Rodimon, 31, viewed and paid for online “sex shows” from a woman in Romania via Skype beginning in 2014, the DOJ says.

The woman, identified as “Natalia,” also engaged in sexual activity with her daughter for Rodimon to view over Skype. The child was under age 12 “at all relevant times,” according to the DOJ.

Officials say Rodimon viewed the video in his Colchester home and, without telling Natalia, recorded some of the activity. In November 2015, Rodimon saved a sexually explicit image of the girl to his computer’s hard drive, the release said.

Rodimon sent about $5,400 to Natalia from May 2014 to February 2016, according to the DOJ.

In addition to the 114 months of prison time, Chief U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss also sentenced Rodimon to serve an eight-year term of supervised release and pay a $100 special assessment fee. U.S. Attorney Barbara A. Masterson served as the prosecutor. Rodimon was represented by Mark Kaplan.

Natalia was prosecuted in Romania and also received a sentence of 114 months imprisonment, according to the release.

Acting U.S. Attorney Eugenia A.P. Cowles “commended the efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the investigation and prosecution of Rodimon,” the release said.