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Melrose man charged with possession of child pornography

Posted by Jarret Bencks  November 9, 2012 05:18 PM

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A Melrose man faces two counts of possession of child pornography after State Police searched his home and seized his computer Friday, according to law enforcement authorities.

Thomas Lynch, 50, was released on personal recognizance after being arraigned in Malden District Court Friday, according to a statement from District Attorney Gerry Leone.

Lynch was arrested following an investigation by a State Police special task force that allegedly traced downloaded child pornography files to his computer. Melrose and State Police executed a search of Lynch's home Friday, where they arrested him and seized his computer, according to prosecutors.

Along with the two counts of possession of child pornography, Lynch also faces a charge of intent to distribute child pornography.

District Court Judge Dunbar Livingston ordered Lynch released on personal recognizance on the condition he have no contact with children under 18 - other than his own - and that he does not access the Internet.

He is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing Dec. 1.

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