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Patrick Finnell of Boca Raton, Florida

Suspects used computer file-sharing programs, police say

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Man’s release from prison sparked controversy in 2011

HUDSON, N.H. — A convicted sex offender faces new charges, after he was accused of having child sex abuse images.


Ingersoll was convicted of sexual assault in 1989. He was convicted of child pornography in 2002, and was paroled in 2008.

Ingersoll was in arrested for a parole violation, after he approached a 14-year-old boy and offered him money in 2009. He was not supposed to come in contact with anyone under the age of 16.

Marlan Ray Barker must avoid minors, computers

WOBURN, Mass. — A Woburn man has been arrested and arraigned in Woburn District Court on charges of possessing child pornography, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office announced Thursday.

Marlan Ray Barker, 54, was arrested Wednesday and charged with one count of possession of child pornography.

Barker pleaded not guilty and was held on $3,000 bail with conditions that he has no contact with anyone under the age of 18 and be prohibited from using the computer except at work.

In December, investigators learned about a computer allegedly offering child pornography images and videos over a file-sharing network. The computer tracked to Barker’s home in Woburn.

Barker will return to court on Feb. 21.

Police search home in Auburn

AUBURN, Mass. — Police discovered evidence of a methamphetamine laboratory at the Auburn home of a man being arrested on child pornography charges on Thursday, authorities said.

While arresting Derek Ransom, 30, on two counts of child pornography, police found a bucket of chemicals used in making meth, District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. said in a statement. Police were granted a search warrant to look for signs of a lab and discovered drug evidence, according to Early.

Ransom was held on $20,000 cash bail after being arraigned Friday in Central District Court.

Files found on computer of Brian Finelli, investigators say 

EASTON, Mass. — The police chief investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting of an Easton student is now facing charges of child porn possession.

DJ Henry’s family says this just adds to their claim of a cover-up by the department.

Mt. Pleasant, N.Y., Police Chief Brian Fanelli has been charged with possession of child pornography. Investigators said 126 files were found on his home computers.

In Easton, the charges carry added significance for the parents of DJ Henry. He died in Mt. Pleasant four years ago when police opened fire on him.

The Henrys were stunned to hear Fanelli, who was a lieutenant at the time, had been promoted.

“We already had questions about then Lt. Fanelli’s character,” Danroy Henry said.

“He was caught in several lies and admitted under oath, so we never thought he’d become police chief. And now we’re hearing these horrible allegations,” Angela Henry said.

The Henrys say the new charges against Fanelli just support their longtime claims that he can’t be trusted.

New details about what happened the night their son died have now come out in a civil suit. According to testimony, DJ Henry was only driving 7 miles an hour, never tried to run anyone down. Rather, Officer Aaron Hess threw himself into the path of DJ’s car and opened fire.

Adam Polakowski’s computer held 800 porn images, affidavit says

Yarmouth Police

YARMOUTH, Mass. — A Yarmouth man whose computer allegedly held 800 images of child pornography faces a hearing in U.S. District Court in Boston Thursday.

Adam Polakowski, 45, was arrested by agents from the Department of Homeland Security at his home this week after they discovered he had exchanged 36 sexually explicit emails with an Arizona man, according to an affidavit filed in federal court.

The images seized in Polakowski’s home show children between the ages of 4 and 14 engaging in a variety of sexual activity, the affidavit states.

Polakowski admitted to agents that he “engaged in fantasies with others about the violent abduction and rape of children,” according to the affidavit. “Polakowski further admitted to taking surreptitious photographs of unknown girls at a local (Cape Cod) beach.”

Polakowski is charged with both possession and distribution of child pornography.

Steven Orloff charged with child pornography

BOSTON —A former Stoneham school official accused of posing as a 14-year-old boy online to lure teenage girls into making child pornography videos is also at the center of a civil lawsuit that claims state officials placed  an abused foster child into his home.

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The lawsuit, reported by the Boston Herald, claims the teenage girl “never should have been” in Steven Orloff’s Framingham home where she was secretly filmed inside his bathroom while he was her foster father.

Orloff, the former director of a special needs program in the Stoneham school district, was charged by federal authorities last week with production and possession of child pornography.

Police allege Orloff, posing as the teenage boy, chatted online with a young girl from Maine.

According to the investigation, Orloff and the victim exchanged photos, although the Orloff did not send an actual photo of himself.

Officials said Friday that at least six victims have been identified.

Orloff, according to the federal affidavit, also allegedly secretly taped “several homemade movies depicting two girls to whom Orloff was related.”

Before working in Stoneham, Orloff held positions in Needham and Arlington, officials said.


Richard Keller pleaded not guilty last year to possessing and receiving child pornography