For Immediate Release - March 09, 2012

Ashland Man Arrested, Arraigned on Charges of Possessing Child Pornography

FRAMINGHAM – An Ashland man has been arraigned in Framingham District Court for allegedly possessing images of child pornography, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office announced today.

Alexander Logan, 30, is charged with Possession of Child Pornography.  Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office, with assistance from Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex DA’s Office and the Ashland Police Department, arrested Logan last night at his residence in Ashland. 

In February 2012, the Massachusetts Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force obtained information about a computer in the Ashland area that contained known child pornography images.  Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office tracked the computer system to Logan’s residence and obtained a search warrant for that computer. Investigators discovered that Logan allegedly possessed images of child pornography.  Authorities executed the search warrant yesterday, after which Logan was placed under arrest without incident.  He was subsequently transported to the State Police Barracks in Framingham for processing.

Logan was arraigned today in Framingham District Court where he entered a plea of not guilty.  He is currently being held on $5,000 cash bail, $50,000 surety, with the conditions that he have no unsupervised contact with children under 16 and no access to using a computer..  Judge Robert Greco presided over today’s arraignment.  Logan is scheduled to appear back in court on March 26, 2012 for a pre-trial conference. 

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Christopher Kelly of Attorney General Coakley’s Cyber Crime Division.  It was investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office, investigators from the AG’s Computer Forensics Lab, and the Massachusetts ICAC Task Force.  The Ashland Police Department and Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex DA’s Office assisted with the execution of the search warrant last evening. 

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