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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2007

TORRINGTON MAN CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Arrested:       Edward E. Bassett Jr.   DOB 05/27/1964

                   94 Winsted Road,

Torrington, CT    W/M

Charges:        Promoting a Minor in an Obscene Performance 53a-196b

                    Possession of Child Pornography 53a-196d

                       

   On May 05, 2007, Edward Bassett was arrested at his residence, 94 Winsted Road in Torrington by members of the State Police Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence Laboratory in reference to a warrant for the above listed charges.  This arrest comes as a result of a multi-year investigation into Bassett’s downloading child pornography from the Internet and his posting of the images back out to a Yahoo group.  When seized, Bassett’s computer systems contained numerous still images of child pornography.

   Edward E. Bassett was held on a $30,000 bond and arraigned at Bantam Superior court GA #18 at 180 Doyle Road, Bantam CT.

   This investigation is closed.

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