For Immediate Release - October 04, 2013

Medford Man Arrested, Arraigned on Charges of Possessing Child Pornography

SOMERVILLE– A Medford man has been arrested and arraigned for allegedly possessing images of child pornography, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office announced today.

Yarami Marcano, age 31, is charged with Possession of Child Pornography. Massachusetts State Police assigned both to the AG’s Office and the Digital and Electronic Media Section arrested Marcano on Wednesday night at his residence in Medford.

Marcano was arraigned on Thursday in Somerville District Court where he entered a plea of not guilty. Judge Neil Walker released him on personal recognizance with the conditions that he remain on house arrest, be monitored by GPS, surrender his passport, not leave the state of Massachusetts, have only supervised access to the Internet, and have no contact with any child under the age of 18. The Commonwealth requested that he be held on $10,000 cash bail. Marcano is due back in Somerville District Court on November 18, 2013 for a pre-trial conference.

In July 2013, Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office obtained information about a computer linked to a residence in the Medford area that they believed possessed child pornography images. Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office obtained a search warrant for that residence. Investigators discovered that Marcano allegedly possessed images of child pornography. Authorities executed the search warrant on Wednesday night, after which Marcano was placed under arrest without incident. 

The investigation into this matter is ongoing.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Nancy Rothstein, with assistance from Assistant Attorney General Timothy Wyse, both of Attorney General Coakley’s Cyber Crime Division. It was investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office, assisted by the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Digital and Electronic Media Section, as well as investigators from the AG’s Computer Forensics Lab and members of the Massachusetts State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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