For Immediate Release - August 16, 2011

Jamaica Plain Man Indicted for Allegedly Possessing and Distributing Child Pornography

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

A Suffolk County Grand Jury returned indictments against Jose Guzman, age 40, yesterday on the charges of Dissemination or Possession of Obscene Matter (2 counts), Dissemination of Child Pornography (2 counts), and Possession of Child Pornography.

On January 31, 2011, Guzman was arrested 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 videos of alleged child pornography. Guzman was then transported to the State Police barracks in Milton where he was held overnight until his arraignment the next day in West Roxbury District Court.

Guzman pled not guilty at his district court arraignment and was subsequently released on $2,500 bail. While out on bail, Guzman will be monitored by a GPS electronic bracelet, he cannot have contact with children under the age of 18, and he cannot use a computer.

Yesterday, a Suffolk County Grand Jury returned indictments against Guzman and he is scheduled to be arraigned in Suffolk Superior Court at a later date.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Julie Ross, of AG Coakley's Cyber Crime Division and was investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General's Office and investigators from the AG's Computer Forensics Lab.

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