For Immediate Release - February 01, 2011

Jamaica Plain Man Arrested, Arraigned for Allegedly Possessing and Distributing Child Pornography

BOSTON - A Jamaica Plain man has been arraigned for allegedly possessing child pornography and distributing the material over a file sharing network on the Internet, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today.

Jose Guzman, age 40, was arrested last night at his residence by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General's Office. Authorities executed a search warrant at the residence and discovered numerous images and videos of alleged child pornography. Guzman was then transported to the State Police barracks in Milton where he was held overnight until his arraignment today. Guzman is charged with Possession of Child Pornography and Dissemination of Child Pornography.

"We allege that Mr. Guzman used a file sharing network to obtain child pornography, ultimately spreading the files for others to access and use," AG Coakley said.

Today, Guzman was arraigned in West Roxbury District Court before Judge Kathleen Coffey. Guzman pled not guilty and was ordered held on $2,500 cash bail. Should Guzman post bail, Judge Coffey ordered that he be monitored by a GPS electronic bracelet, that he have no contact with children under the age of 18, and that he not use a computer. Guzman is due back in court on March 2, 2011, for a pre-trial conference.

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