From the Wareham Police Department and the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office:
A Wareham man who is registered as a Level 2 sex offender has pleaded guilty to charges that he possessed and disseminated images of child pornography, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz announced today.
Late Tuesday afternoon in Plymouth Superior Court, Brandon Dalomba (DOB: 12/24/81) of Wareham pleaded guilty to two counts each of Possession of Child Pornography and Dissemination of Child Pornography. Plymouth Superior Court Judge Cornelius Moriarty sentenced Dalomba to serve three to four years in State Prison, to be followed by three years of Probation, from and after.
Dalomba’s was arrested on June 28, 2017, after a several months-long investigation by the Massachusetts State Police Computer Crimes Unit/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was advised of two incidents of child pornography on Chatstep.com. Chatstep.com had submitted two cyber tips to NCMEC that photos, which contained child pornography, had been uploaded and posted during a chat, and the person uploading the images lived in Plymouth County.
The State Police ICAC Task Force reported that it had located a computer IP address that was sharing files containing images and videos of child pornography. The IP Address was traced to a home in Wareham and State Police sought and obtained a search warrant for that address. State Police seized four primary desktop hard drives, one laptop, desktop hard drives, a ZTE 981 Cellphone and other additional storage media equipment and devices.