Haverhill Man to Serve 6.5 Years in Jail on Child Porn Charges

Photo: United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz

David Keith, 31, formerly of Haverhill, was sentenced Tuesday to 78 months in prison, and 10 years of supervised In May 2014, Keith release with specific conditions, including that he register as a sex offender.

U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. issued the sentence after Keith pleaded guilty to distribution of child pornography, possession of child pornography and accessing child pornography.

According to the U.S. Justice Department, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant in September, 2010, at Keith’s Haverhill residence. Keith, who was at home at the time, consented to an interview. Among other things, Keith admitted to having child pornography on his computer as well as to sexually assaulting a small child several years earlier. A forensic examination of the two computers seized revealed a total of 1,751 images of child pornography.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Bruce M. Foucart, special agent in charge of Homeland Security investigations in Boston; and Colonel Timothy P. Alben, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police, made the announcement today. The case was prosecuted by Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Ortiz's Major Crimes Unit.