A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Domenic D'Amore, 29, on numerous charges related to sex with children and making and distributing pornographic images of children, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The indictment charges D'Amore with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, four counts of trafficking in persons for sexual servitude, four counts of dissemination of matter harmful to a minor, three counts of posing a child in a state of nudity, eight counts of dissemination of child pornography, two counts of possession of child pornography, and two counts of possession with intent to distribute child pornography.
According to the DA's office:
The charges stem from an investigation that began in December when workers at a Revere pawn shop notified Revere Police that they found images depicting child pornography on a phone that the defendant sold at the business. A forensic examination of that phone and a second phone belonging to the defendant revealed hundreds of graphic images and videos of children being sexually abused or posed in a sexual manner. Prosecutors said that the defendant had shared and received similar graphic images through the Kik app on multiple occasions, including a single day in November during which he allegedly shared at least 75 files containing child pornography. Detectives also became aware that an email service provider filed two CyberTips with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that each report separate instances of images identified as child pornography being uploaded to an email account. Police determined that the email account belonged to the defendant.
In messages sent on Kik, the defendant allegedly made statements that he had sexually abused a young child who was known to him. The child underwent a forensic interview at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County and disclosed abuse by the defendant.
He is also charged with trafficking in persons for sexual servitude for allegedly enticing a teenage victim to create child pornography. In a text exchange discovered on a second phone belonging to the defendant, he allegedly made statements offering to pay the victim in return for sexual images and acts and instructed the teen to pose nude in photos. In addition to receiving those photographs from the victim, the defendant is also accused of sending sexual images to the child.