Father of 2 facing child porn charges
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — An Attleboro father of two has been charged with possessing and distributing thousands of pictures and videos of child pornography.
The Sun-Chronicle reports that 45-year-old Michael Conroy was arraigned Thursday and freed after posting $10,000 bail. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
Investigators seized his computer, his phone and a portable hard drive after detectives linked his IP address to images that were hosted on a file-sharing website. Police say he had been downloading child pornography for years.
Prosecutors had asked for a $100,000 bond. Conroy’s attorney argued for a low bond, saying his client had no criminal record and was not a risk to flee.
Conroy was ordered to have no contact with children except his own.
Information from: The (Attleboro, Mass.) Sun Chronicle, http://www.thesunchronicle.com