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2 Connecticut men face separate child pornography charges

Two Connecticut residents are facing child pornography charges after the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes Unit conducted separate investigations. In the first child pornography case, a 43-year-old man has been charged with possessing child porn in addition to obscenity and promoting a minor in an obscene act. His arrest came after a lengthy investigation that lasted almost four years.

Authorities apparently first began investigating the 43-year-old man back in Sept. 2009. Initial reports did not indicate any specific details as to why officials began investigating the man. He is expected to appear before a judge in early May.

The second Connecticut man who was recently arrested for suspected child pornography is a 26-year-old. Authorities leveled charges of child porn possession and promoting a minor in an obscene act against him. Reports indicate that officials first conducted a legal search of the man's home back in Oct. 2009. This search reportedly resulted in officials finding a variety of items that they took into possession, including images of suspected child porn. The 26-year-old man recently surrendered himself to authorities after it came to his attention that an arrest warrant had been issued and is out on bond awaiting trial.

Connecticut State Police have indicated that these are two entirely separate child pornography cases with no ties to each other. Each man will be entitled to the presumption of innocence while their cases are going through the judicial system. Accused individuals like these two men typically must decide whether to negotiate a plea with prosecutors or to zealously fight the allegations against them. Making this decision is usually best handled after reaching a full understanding of all charges and potential sentences.

Source: NBC Connecticut, "Two Men Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography," Stephanie O'Connell, April 23, 2013

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