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Cops: Stamford Man Busted with Over 500 Child Porn Images on Computer

Martinez-Gutierrez
Martinez-Gutierrez
Stamford Police announced late Thursday the arrest of a 43-year-old man on charges that he was in possession of more than 500 images of child pornography on his computer.

According to Lt. Diedrich Hohn, the Stamford Police Department's Digital Forensics Unit (DFU), in collaboration with the States Attorney's Office, conducted an investigation into Efrain Martinez-Guiterrez after the DFU received information in October 2013 that hundreds of images of child pornography were being downloaded at his 31 Stephen Street address.

On January 9, 2014, DFU executed a search warrant at the location and discovered numerous computers that could have been responsible for the downloads, Hohn said. The computers were seized, along with phones and thumb drives that belonged to multiple residents of a basement apartment there. It was then extensively analyzed, Hohn said.

Hohn said it was determined the computer belonging to Martinez-Gutierrez contained over 500 images of child pornography on his hard drive. An arrest warrant was applied for and the suspect was located and arrested on January 16, 2014.

Martinez-Gutierrez was charged with first-degree possession of child pornography, importing child pornography and obscenity. He was held in lieu of a $75,000 bond.

Hohn acknowledged the work of Officers Kevin McKay and Mark Sinise for their "diligent work on this sensitive investigation."

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