For Immediate Release - May 10, 2011

Lynn Man Pleads Not Guilty to Child Pornography Charges

Jared Surette, 26, of 9 Stanwood Street, Lynn, pleaded not guilty today in Lynn District Court to charges of distributing material of a child in a sexual act, and possession of child pornography.

Judge James Wexler allowed him to remain free on the $1,000 cash bail he had previously posted, and ordered him to return to court on July 11 for a probable cause hearing. The judge ordered Surette not to have any unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18, and he is not allowed to use the computer or Internet, either at home or elsewhere, while his case is pending.

Surette was arrested by members of the Massachusetts State Police Internet Crimes Against Children task force and state police detectives assigned to the Office of Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett at about 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at his Lynn home, at which time police seized his computer. 

Essex Assistant District Attorney Susan Dolhun represented the Commonwealth at today’s arraignment.  Surette was represented by Attorney Gary Zerola.

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