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Fairfield Man Charged in Child Pornography Case [Updated]

Videos were reportedly discovered on the man's home computer.


Update as of 5:15 p.m. on June 13

A 40-year-old Fairfield man was arrested this afternoon on allegations that he was in possession of child pornography videos.

According to a press release from Connecticut State Police, John Spence, of 34 May St., was charged with promoting a minor in an obscene performance, first-degree possession of child pornography, and obscenity.

In May of 2012, the Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence Laboratory (CCEEL) initiated a criminal investigation into the sharing of child pornography from an Internet account assigned to the residence of the accused, the release stated. 

During the execution of the warrant this morning, police said an on-scene preview of a laptop computer owned by Spence was conducted and videos of child pornography were located. 

Spence was taken into custody and transported to State Police at Troop G in Bridgeport. He was detained in lieu of a $100,000 bond and was presented at Bridgeport Superior Court today.

The original report follows:

Members of Connecticut State Police Computer Crimes unit executed a search and siezure warrant at a King's Highway East residence this morning for a computer-related crime.

Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police said the matter involves an ongoing criminal case and that no arrests have been made. He declined to comment as to what the nature of the case is.

“We’re not at liberty really to discuss that detail,” he said.

is referring all requests for information to state police.

"We executed a search and siezure warrant on King's Highway East in Fairfield," Vance said. "It's an ongoing criminal case and we're actively working on it."

The warrant was executed just after 6 a.m. at an undisclosed address. "It’s only a few hours into it," Vance said.

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[Editor's Note: This article has been updated from its orginal version to remove content attributed to the Fairfield Police Department.]

B.B. June 14, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Why isn't there a picture of this guy? There are pictures of every other criminal on here please post of picture of him. Who knows if he's hurt children in our community, we would like to know what he looks like.
Owsley June 16, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Yea let's see his face ! I want to see it !

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