United States District Court, D. New Hampshire
Adelbert H. Warner, II, Kenneth J. Rowe, Kyle Olsen, and J. Randall Ismay,
Det. James McLaughlin.
28 U.S.C. Â§ 1331 Federal Question: Other Civil Rights
of Suit: 440 Civil Rights: Other
Adelbert H. Warner, II, Plaintiff, Pro Se.
Kenneth J. Rowe, Plaintiff, Pro Se.
Olsen, Plaintiff, Pro Se.
Randall Ismay, Plaintiff, Pro Se.
F. McLaughlin, Defendant, represented by John A. Curran,
Curtin Murphy & O'Reilly PC.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
K. JOHNSTONE, Magistrate Judge.
the court is plaintiffs' complaint (doc. no. 1) in this
matter, alleging violations of the Electronic Communications
Privacy Act, 18 U.S.C. Â§ 2510, et seq. ("ECPA"),
and seeking relief under 18 U.S.C. Â§ 2520. Because plaintiffs
are prisoners proceeding pro se,  the matter is before the
court for preliminary review, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. Â§
1915A(a) and LR 4.3(d)(1). Also before the court for
consideration is plaintiffs' motion for default judgment
(doc. no. 6), defendant's objection thereto (doc. no. 9),
and plaintiffs' response to the objection (doc. no. 11).
are federal prison inmates serving lengthy prison sentences
for offenses related to the distribution and/or production of
child pornography. See, e.g., United States v. Warner, No.
1:08-cr-063-PLM (W.D. Mich.); United States v. Rowe, No.
5:10-cr-019-KKC-REW (E.D. Ky.); United States v. Olsen, No.
1:10-cr-374 (N.D. Ill.); United States v. Ismay, No.
8:08-cr-39-AG (C.D. Cal.). Each of their convictions arose
out of investigations conducted, at least in part, by
Detective James McLaughlin of the Keene (New Hampshire)
Police Department. Plaintiffs engaged in online conversations
with McLaughlin, who was posing as an adolescent boy, by way
of instant messaging, private chats, and/or e-mail. The
online communication between McLaughlin and the plaintiffs
included each plaintiff sending McLaughlin digital images
constituting child pornography. Each case resulted in