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RI State Police Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Arrests Woonsocket Man for Possession and Transfer of Child Pornography

Contact: Captain Kevin M. O'Brien, Assistant Detective Commander Telephone: (401) 444-1011

Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of Public Safety, announces that on December 12, 2013, members of the Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Mousa Saeed, age 20, of 323 Cass Avenue, 1st floor, Woonsocket, Rhode Island for Possession and Transfer of Child Pornography.

The investigation was initiated by the State Police Computer Crimes Unit/ICAC Task Force after information was received that an adult male was displaying images of child pornography on the Internet during video chat sessions. The investigation identified Mr. Saeed as the person displaying the images which led to a search of his residence. Investigators seized digital media allegedly belonging to Mr. Saeed that contains child pornography.

Mousa Saeed was processed and arraigned in Sixth Division District Court before the Honorable Judge Houlihan. Mr. Saeed was released on $5,000 personal recognizance with special conditions to include no contact with minors and no access to the Internet.

The Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force actively engages in investigative efforts to identify subjects involved in child exploitation-related activities. The Rhode Island ICAC Task Force Program is administered by the Rhode Island State Police and supports a national network of multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task forces engaged in investigations, forensic examinations, and prosecutions related to Internet crimes against children and technology-facilitated child sexual exploitation. The Rhode Island ICAC Task Force is comprised of members of the Rhode Island State Police Computer Crimes Unit along with detectives from the Coventry Police Department, Warwick Police Department, Pawtucket Police Department, Woonsocket Police Department, Middletown Police Department, North Kingstown Police Department, and Jamestown Police Department; and special agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), United States Postal Inspection Services (USPS). ###

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Department or agency: Rhode Island State Police

Online: http://www.risp.ri.gov

Release date: 12-17-2013

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