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Hamden Man Arrested in Child Pornography Case

Cheshire police took Robert Pelletier into custody last week in connection with child pornography charges stemming from a 2009 investigation.

Hamden Man Arrested in Child Pornography Case

A Hamden man remains in state custody in lieu of $90,000 in bonds after Cheshire police said an investigation in 2009 revealed he was part of a group in New Haven county that had been sharing child pornography.

Officers served a warrant on Robert Pelletier, of 290 Treadwell St. in Hamden, in connection with the case. He was arraigned in Meriden Superior Court Friday on charges of possessing child pornography, risk of injury to a minor and violation of probation.

Cheshire police said Monday that the arrest came following an extensive investigation in 2009 following information that the department had received the previous year.

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"The case stems from an investigation into information that police received in 2008," a press release from the Cheshire Police Department. "He was on probabtion at the time and living in Cheshire."

Officers executed a search warrant on Pelletier's home and forensic evidence revealed multiple images of child pornography on his computer, police said.

Further details of the case were not immediately available.

This marks the second arrest in as many months for cases related to child pornography in Cheshire. In mid-February, officers took former Cheshire resident Robert Perna, now a resident of 728 Elm St. in New Haven, into custody in connection with the information received in 2008.

Perna is facing one count of possession of child pornography. He was released from custody on a promise to appear following arraignment.

Further details of the case were not immediately available.

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