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Indian-origin man charged with possessing child pornography

india Updated: Sep 14, 2010 10:21 IST

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An Indian-origin man has been charged in federal court in Boston for possession of child pornography and faces up to 10 years imprisonment if convicted.

Shalin Bhavsar, 31, of Shrewsbury near Boston was arrested on Monday after being charged in a federal indictment with possession of child pornography.

A search warrant affidavit sworn out in connection with the case alleges that Bhavsar purchased 30-day subscriptions to six websites that contained images of child pornography.

This led investigators to seek a warrant to search his residence and computers and electronic media inside, United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz said in a statement.

If convicted on these charges, Bhavsar faces up to 10 years' imprisonment to be followed by at least five years of supervised release and a 250,000 dollar fine, Special Agent in Charge of FBI's Boston Field Division Richard DesLauriers said.

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