CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Joseph Hiersche, 39, of Chicopee was charged Thursday in federal court with child exploitation offenses.
According to a release from U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, between March 2010 and March 2012, Hiersche allegedly used minors to attempt to produce child pornography.
He also allegedly received and possessed child pornography during that time.
If convicted, Hiersche could face life in prison and a $2.25 million fine.