Burlington Man Arrested for Child Porn

41 year old William Gates of Burlington was arrested this week after investigators said they found more than 3,000 encrypted images and videos of child pornography, including a manual titled "How to Practice Child Love," on his computer. Gates was charged with one count of possession of child pornography in a case with ties as far away as Australia. Federal investigators were initially tipped off by Australian authorities about an investigation of an online child pornography site. Overseas agents alleged Gates posted photos and comments of a boy on a field trip who was about 6 years old. Australian and U.S. authorities were able to trace the account activity to the IP addresses assigned to Gate's home in Burlington and to Hanscom Air Force Base where Gates was a civilian employee. Federal investigators first interviewed Gates in December and he allegedly admitted he took the photographs while chaperoning a trip to the zoo with his son's elementary school. Soon after, Gates gave agents permission to search some of his computers and other devices.  Gates is being held until a detention hearing can be scheduled.

 
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