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Sheffield Resident Sentenced to Probation for Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material

May 17, 2024

The Attorney General’s Office announced that Benjamin Mallery, 32, of Sheffield, Vermont, was sentenced yesterday in Vermont Superior Court, Caledonia Criminal Division, after pleading guilty to one felony count of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Materials.

The Court, Judge Michael Kainen presiding, sentenced the defendant on May 16, 2024, by agreement to 18 months to 5 years in jail all suspended with a 10-year term of probation with conditions that require a treatment regimen for sex offenders, restricts access to pornography and the internet, and requires that any contact with minors be supervised.

VT-ICAC investigates cases of child sexual exploitation occurring over the internet, including the production and online distribution of child sexual abuse materials. VT-ICAC also provides forensic examination services, technical assistance, law enforcement training, and public education and outreach.

Every child deserves a safe childhood. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is the nation’s centralized reporting system for the online exploitation of children. Anyone can make reports of suspected online enticement of children for sexual acts, child sexual molestation, child sexual abuse material, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet. To make a report, call the 24-hour call center at 1-800-843-5678 or visit

Additionally, if you are recovering from child sexual exploitation, you do not have to navigate it alone. NCMEC can help with emotional and peer support, removing content from the internet, and locating mental health professionals. For more information, please visit or call the 24-hour call center at 1-800-843-5678.


CONTACT:   Lauren Jandl, Chief of Staff, 802-828-3171