BURRILLVILLE – A Pascoag man arrested twice on child pornography charges was sentenced to five years in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release this week in U.S. District Court.
Jacob Munroe, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of distributing child pornography in November.
Munroe was first arrested in 2019 by Homeland Security Investigations agents and members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, after an investigation revealed images posted on the internet had come from his IP address.
In 2020, he was arrested for a second time when it was determined that he had downloaded hundreds of images depicting child pornography while he was free on bond and awaiting trial.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Terrence Donnelly and Monroe appeared before U.S. District Court Chief Judge John McConnell.
The sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Zachary Cunha.