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Former Middletown Officer Charged With Inappropriate Contact With Minor

Federal investigators earlier this month charged Samuel DiProto with possession of child pornography.

Former Middletown Officer Charged With Inappropriate Contact With Minor
Charges of inappropriate contact with a minor have emerged against the 61-year-old retired Middletown Police officer who was charged earlier this month with possession of child pornography. 

Samuel DiProto, 61, is being held on a $1 million bond for risk of injury to a minor, cruelty to persons, first-degree unlawful restraint and first-degree reckless endangerment. These charges, according to a press release from Connecticut State Police, arose from evidence seized from his Cromwell home.

He was arrested May 7 and charged by federal criminal complaint with possession of child pornography.

The criminal complaint alleges that on March 12, 2013, and April 10, 2013, a Connecticut State Police detective assigned to the Computer Crimes Unit logged onto a publicly available Internet file sharing network and downloaded images and videos of child pornography from a computer connected to the network with an Internet Protocol address assigned to DiProto. 

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