MWDN: Southborough man accused of child porn possession indicted

by susan on April 11, 2013

A Level 2 registered sex offender who was allowed to live just a few doors down from an East Main Street preschool, was arraigned this week on more serious child pornography charges.

Daniel Goichman, 50, was arrested last October on three counts of possessing child pornography after a search of his computer found disturbing images. This week those charges were upgraded to include distribution. Reports the Metrowest Daily News:

Goichman was indicted by a Worcester County Grand Jury Monday for not only the three counts of possession of child pornography, but also six counts of the more serious charge of dissemination of child pornography.

“Further investigation of the evidence seized indicated that Goichman was allegedly distributing child pornography to others over the internet,” the AG wrote in its release.

According to state law, possession of child pornography is punishable by up to five years in jail and/or fines of up to $10,000. Dissemination of child pornography is punishable by between 10 and 20 years in jail and/or fines of up to $50,000.

Goichman’s arrest sparked outrage in town after it was revealed he lived just a few houses away from Southborough Village Preschool, despite registering his address with Southborough Police, and despite a town bylaw that prohibits registered sex offenders from living near schools and other places where children or the elderly congregate. Southborough police admitted mistakes were made in allowing Goichman to settle near the school, and updated their procedures as a result.

MWDN reporter Brad Petrishen tweeted yesterday that Goichman did not post the $75K bail set in October and remains in Worcester County lockup.

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