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Warrant details child porn found on laptop

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Elliott L. Maynes, 23, of 283 Buttery Road, New Canaan, Conn., is facing charges of second-degree possession of child pornography and violation of probation. He was arrested July 15, 2014, and is scheduled to be arraigned in Norwalk Superior Court Monday, July 28.

The New Canaan man charged with second-degree possession of child pornography last week had at least 25 pornographic or erotic child images on his laptop, court documents show.

Elliott L. Maynes, 23, of 283 Buttery Road, was arrested July 15 following a month-long investigation by New Canaan police.

The arrest warrant shows that Maynes had 23 suspected child pornographic images and two child erotic images.

According to state law, a person is guilty of possessing child pornography in the second degree when such person knowingly possesses 20 or more, but fewer than 50, visual depictions of child pornography.

Additionally, Maynes' laptop contained 1,375 adult pornographic images, 340 animated pornographic images and 14 images of a young boy wearing a diaper and appearing to pose.

His arrest stems from a 2012 investigation during which technicians at P.C. Richard & Son in Norwalk contacted police after discovering child pornography while repairing Maynes' computer, according to the warrant. At that time, Maynes was arrested on a charge of first-degree possession of child pornography and then placed on a five-year adult probation, the conditions of which prohibited him from accessing adult pornographic sites, sites that contain sexually explicit or stimulating material and possessing such material on any disk, computer hard drive or any other storage media, police said.

On Sept. 6, 2013, the adult probation office conducted an unannounced search of Maynes' computer and discovered he had accessed adult porn sites, which violated one of his conditions, the document states. Police said the computer was seized and examined by the state police's Computer Crime and Electronic Evidence Unit, which also found images of child pornography.

On June 19, a probation officer from Norwalk called the New Canaan Police Department about the violation and asked officials to open an investigation.

Maynes was taken into custody July 15 and charged with second-degree possession of child pornography, to which he posted $25,000 bond. That same night, he turned himself in on the charge of violation of probation. He posted $30,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court for that charge on Aug. 1, according to police.

His arraignment on the child pornography charge, which was scheduled for Friday, was moved to Monday, July 28.

The violation is a Class C felony, which carries a penalty of one to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Nelson Oliveira

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