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Hopkinton man arrested for possession of child porn

February 5, 2014

RICHMOND - Richmond police arrested a Hopkinton man last Saturday for possession of child pornography.

According to police, Stephan N. Church, 20, of 4 Kreyssig Drive, Hopkinton, turned himself in at the Richmond Police Department relative to an affidavit and arrest warrant charging him with one felony count of possession of child pornography.

The charges stem from Church's arrest on Aug. 20, on a charge of video voyeurism.

That charge was the result of a Richmond police investigation following a complaint filed Aug. 19 by a Richmond resident, after a hidden camera was discovered behind a heat register cover attached to the baseboard of the home's first floor bathroom.

At the time of Church's arrest, Richmond police seized digital devices from the Richmond home where Church previously resided.

Richmond police obtained a court-authorized search warrant for Church's computer and sought the technical assistance of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
A forensic examination of Church's computer located several images of child pornography which led to his most recent arrest.

Church was processed at the Richmond police station and was later arraigned before a justice of the peace.

Church was released on $10,000 personal recognizance pending a felony screening with the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office.

The previous court order remains in effect, prohibiting Church from any contact with unsupervised minor children.

Source 
Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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