For Immediate Release - December 04, 2009

Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office Announces Indictment of New Hampshire Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

WOBURN - A Middlesex Grand Jury returned indictments against a Seabrook, New Hampshire man yesterday in connection with the possession of illegal depictions of children on his work computer. Jeremiah Pike, age 31, is charged with Possession of Child Pornography (2 counts).

In June 2009, the Attorney General's Cyber Crime Division began an investigation into Pike's alleged activities after the matter had been referred by Pike's former employer. Investigators from the Attorney General's Office conducted a forensic examination on Pike's computer, and discovered the existence of the alleged child pornography files, as well as evidence indicating that Pike allegedly had intentionally downloaded the files to his computer.

A Middlesex Grand Jury returned indictments against Pike yesterday afternoon. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court at a later date.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Christopher Kelly of Attorney General Coakley's Cyber Crime Division, and was investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General's Office.