Malden Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges
Anthony Gabriella, 20, of Malden, will be arraigned on Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. in Woburn.
[Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Middlesex County District Attorney's office.]
A former DCR lifeguard has been indicted on child pornography charges, Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone informed the public today.
Anthony Gabriella, 20, of Malden, was indicted by a Middlesex Grand Jury on charges of disseminating child pornography and possession of child pornography (2 counts).
He will be arraigned on December 13 at 9 am in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn.
According to authorities, on June 1, Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office, who are members of the Massachusetts Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, conducted an investigation into the use of file-sharing programs for the possession and distribution of child pornographic images and videos. During the investigation, investigators observed a computer on the network which was sharing suspected child pornography files. Investigators were able to connect to the host computer and obtained a list of over 200 files with names of what appeared to be child pornography.
At approximately 5:30 pm on July 20, a search warrant was executed at the defendant's home, where the suspected computer was registered. A laptop and two thumb drives were confiscated from the defendant's bedroom. An onsite preview of the computer confirmed that the defendant was storing at least 250 child pornographic videos and images in multiple folders.
The defendant was arrested at his home and transported to the Massachusetts State Police Barracks in Medford. He was arraigned in Malden District Court on July 22 on charges of possession of child pornography (2 counts) and possession with the intent to disseminate child pornography. Malden District Court Judge Maurice Flynn set bail at $2,500 with the conditions that the defendant not use computers or the Internet, have no unsupervised contact with children, and that he cease working at the pool where he was a lifeguard.
These charges are allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The Assistant District Attorney who is assigned to this case is Elissa Torto.