For Immediate Release - November 02, 2015

Springfield Man Indicted for Child Pornography, Failure to Provide Notice of Address Change as a Sex Offender

SPRINGFIELD – A Springfield man has been indicted in connection with possessing child pornography and for failing to provide notice of a change of address as a sex offender, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today.

Jeffrey Lynn Duncan, age 54, of Springfield, was indicted last week by a Hampden County Grand Jury on one count of Possession of Child Pornography and one count of Failure to Provide Notice of a Change of Address as a Sex Offender.

He will be arraigned in a Hampden Superior Court at a later date. Duncan is alleged to have a prior conviction for possession of child pornography in Indiana.

“Those who access and view child pornography victimize the children depicted over and over again,” said AG Healey. “This defendant is further charged with failing to notify the Sex Offender Registry Board when he changed addresses, a process that is intended to provide communities with fair notice of registered sex offenders living in their area.”

In April, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children shared information with the AG’s Office about an e-mail account that was allegedly obtaining child pornography images. State Police assigned to the AG’s Office then began an investigation and linked the account to Duncan.

In June, State Police obtained and executed a search warrant authorizing the search of a Springfield residence linked to Duncan. Initial investigation of devices seized revealed alleged images of child pornography. Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office, with assistance from the Springfield Police Department, subsequently arrested Duncan in Springfield without incident.

Further investigation revealed more than 100 images of alleged child pornography. Duncan also failed to notify authorities of his change of address in Springfield, undermining the integrity of the sex offender registry process.

These charges are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case is being prosecuted through AG Healey’s Cyber Crime Division by Assistant Attorney General Patrick Sabbs of the AG’s Western Massachusetts Office. It was investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office and investigators from the AG’s Digital Evidence Lab, with assistance from the Springfield Police Department.

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