One arrested in connection with child porn investigation

By Josh Faiola

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BURRILLVILLE, R.I (WLNE) – Burrillville Police arrested a 16-year-old male resident in connection with an ongoing child pornography investigation on Tuesday. 

According to police, the investigation began in October of 2019. 

Police had become aware that this individual engaged in multiple acts of Extortion and Cyber Harassment of juvenile aged girls to send him explicit photos of themselves.

After the issuance of several search warrants, police determined that the juvenile had a large number of images and videos consistent with child pornography were in his possession. 

Police say the juvenile, accompanied by his parents, turned himself into Burrillville Police Headquarters and was later transported to family court in Providence. 

He is being charged with 5 counts of Extortion, Distribution of Child Pornography, Possession of Child Pornography and 5 counts of Cyber harassment.

The suspect was ordered held at the Youth Detention Center following an arraignment in the Family Court.

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