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Naugatuck Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

City man accused of downloading and trading illegal pictures and videos of children.

Michael Maldonado. Photo Credit: Naugatuck Police
Michael Maldonado. Photo Credit: Naugatuck Police
A Naugatuck man was arrested Friday for allegedly downloading and trading illicit photos and videos of children.

While investigating a child pornography complaint, Naugatuck police discovered that Michael Maldonado, 34, of Galpin Street, had downloaded and traded illegal images and videos.

He was arrested Friday afternoon on a warrant for felony possession of child pornography and held on $50,000.

Maldonado was arraigned in Waterbury Superior Court on Monday and held on $150,000 pending his next court date, March 26. He has yet to enter a plea.
Nicole Taber Desmarais March 13, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Oh I'm sure he " accidentally" downloaded all that child porn and then just happened to "accidentally" pass it on, I'm sorry I don't buy it, and if it were my family member he would be cut out and no contact ever again. Exploitation of children is just disgusting. Wake up dude
pat March 13, 2014 at 04:32 PM
He confessed to having 300,000 images/videos mostly involving children. Not sure how he going to STAY STRONG at this point.
chuck March 13, 2014 at 08:31 PM
Plenty of time to "get strong" in the slammer....Will be plenty of child porn freaks in there to share stories with too. Best part about this is that cons don't like rippers. His life in prison will will really suck. Every family member of every kid he's ever diddled should be allowed to bash him five times with a shovel before he shuffles off to the pen.
Ernie March 13, 2014 at 09:03 PM
David you are a complete fool to say something like that. They found 300,000 images not three. He can't be fixed and should be put out of everyone's misery.
Mel p March 20, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Not to mention this is not his first incident

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