A Bristol man served prison time for sexual assault. He’s going back for possessing child porn.
A Bristol man with a history that includes being convicted of sexual assault and possessing child pornography has been sentenced to five years in prison after federal officials said he violated the conditions of his release just nine days after he was freed from custody last March.
Daniel Cay, 35, faced sentencing Wednesday in federal court in Bridgeport, where U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden ordered he serve five years of supervised release following his prison term, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
According to officials, Cay was released from federal prison on March 25, 2022, and was residing in Bristol. Nine days after his release, U.S. probation officers found Cay in possession of three unauthorized Internet-capable devices, including a laptop, federal officials said.
A forensic analysis of the laptop revealed multiple images of child pornography and Internet searches for child pornography, as well as searches for “How to remove Bureau of Prisons firmware on a Sandisk Mp3 player,” according to federal officials.
Cay has been in custody since May 11, 2022.
Cay’s release in March 2022 came after he was sentenced in May 2014 to 10 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release in the Western District of New York for possession of child pornography, federal officials said. In that case, officials said, he failed to register as a sex offender after relocating to New York and was found to have used a tablet that contained “several hundred images depicting the sexual abuse of children.”
Cay was required to register as a sex offender after he was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a minor in a Connecticut Superior Court in March 2006. He was sentenced to eight years in prison and 10 years of probation on the sex assault charge, officials said.