JP man charged with having, sharing child pornography

February 18, 2011
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Jamaica Plain resident Jose Guzman, 40, was charged with alleged possession and distribution of child pornography Feb. 1.

Guzman pleaded not guilty at his arraignment that day, according to a press release from state Attorney General Martha Coakley’s office. Guzman’s lawyer, Irwin Rakhlin, declined to comment for this article.

“We allege that Mr. Guzman used a file sharing network to obtain child pornography, ultimately spreading the files for others to access and use,” Coakley said in the press statement.

Guzman was arrested by State Police at his home Jan. 31 after, acting on a search warrant, they “discovered numerous images and videos of alleged child pornography,” the AG’s office press release said.

Following his arraignment, Guzman was held on $2,500 bail, which he posted, Harry Pierre, a spokesperson from the AG’s office, told the Gazette. Guzman is currently being tracked by a global positioning system (GPS) bracelet, and has been ordered to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18 and not to use a computer, according to the press release.

Guzman is not listed in the state’s on-line registry of level three—or “high risk”—sex offenders.