For Immediate Release - October 02, 2012

Southborough Man Arrested, Arraigned on Charges of Possessing Child Pornography

WESTBOROUGH – A Southborough man has been arrested and arraigned in Westborough District Court for allegedly possessing images of child pornography, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office announced today.

Daniel Goichman, 50, is charged with Possession of Child Pornography (3 counts). Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office, with assistance from the Southborough Police Department, arrested Goichman Sunday night at his residence in Southborough. He was arraigned Monday in Westborough District Court where he entered a plea of not guilty. Bail was set at $75,000 with the conditions that he surrender his passport immediately, be monitored via GPS, have no access to the Internet, and have no contact with any child under the age of 18. Goichman is due back in Westborough District Court on October 31, 2012 for a pre-trial conference.

In February 2012, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office obtained information indicating that a registered sex offender was allegedly soliciting minors over the Internet. On September 27, State Police officers executed a search warrant at Goichman’s residence in Southborough and seized evidence they suspected contained images of child pornography. Investigators discovered that Goichman allegedly possessed images of child pornography.

Goichman was arrested at his home in Southborough without incident on Sunday. He was arraigned on Monday, where he pleaded not guilty to all charges. He is due back in court on October 31 for a pre-trial conference.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Timothy Wyse of Attorney General Coakley’s Cyber Crime Division. It was investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office and investigators from the AG’s Computer Forensics Lab. The Southborough Police Department assisted in this case.

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