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Newtown Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

Edward Wilson, 28, faces felony charges following an investigation into emailed child porn images that stretches back to February, state police said.

State police say they’ve arrested a 28-year-old Newtown man on felony charges following a months-long investigation into emailed child pornography files.

Edward Wilson, of 12 Hillcrest Road, was arrested by warrant Friday and charged with first-degree possession of child pornography, promoting a minor in an obscene performance and obscenity.

According to Lt. J. Paul Vance, a spokesman with the Connecticut State Police, authorities in February received tips that a suspect—eventually tracked to Wilson’s home address—“ appeared to be emailing files of suspected child pornography.”

“Troopers seized several items of evidentiary value from [Wilson’s] residence,” Vance said in a press release.

Further details were not immediately available.

Wilson was held on a $100,000 bond and scheduled to appear Friday in state Superior Court in Danbury.

Daniel DeBlasio (Editor) April 13, 2012 at 04:42 PM
This information also is directly from Vance’s press release: “In February of 2012, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) sent several CyberTipline reports to the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence Laboratory for investigation. NCMEC reported that a suspect appeared to be emailing files of suspected child pornography. Troopers initiated a criminal investigation and were tracked the Internet activity back to the address of 12 Hillcrest Drive in Newtown, CT … On April 13, 2012, the State Police Computer Crimes Unit Detectives assisted by the Newtown Police Department executed a search and seizure warrant at a private home located at 12 Hillcrest Drive Newtown, CT… The accused, Edward Wilson, was placed under arrest and transported to Troop A - Southbury for processing.”

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