On Friday, September 7th New York Law outlaws intentionally viewing child pornography on the Internet. Currently, Connecticut does not have a law in regards to viewing child porn on the Internet. Connecticut has law relating to possessing child porn, but not intentionally viewing on the Internet. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a new law making it a crime in New York to intentionally access child pornography on the Internet.
According to an indictment that was unsealed in federal court, a 28-year-old Newtown, Connecticut man has been charged with sexually abusing a 4-year-old girl and maintaining films of the alleged abuse. David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury sitting in New Haven has returned an indictment charging Edward F. Wilson with one count of production of child pornography, one count of receipt and distribution of child pornography, and one count of possession of child pornography. The indictment was returned on Aug. 9, but ws only unsealed today during Wilson's arraignment before United States Magistrate Judge Thomas P. Smith in Hartford. The indictment alleges that, in approximately 2011 and 2012, Wilson sexually abused a 4-year-old girl, filmed and photographed the abuse, and maintained the videos and images on his home computer.
A Waterford priest charged last week with first-degree possession of child pornography pleaded not guilty to the charge Monday during a brief hearing in Superior Court.
Investigators say that when they knocked on the rectory door of St. Paul Parish last week, search warrant in hand, the priest there quickly gave up a secret.