Southington man pleads not guilty to possession of child porn

Published on Wednesday, 29 June 2022 16:29
Written by JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI

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SOUTHINGTON - A Southington man has pleaded not guilty to being in possession of child pornography.

John Starrs, 53, of Blue Hills Drive, has been charged with third-degree possession of child pornography, voyeurism and disseminating voyeuristic materials.

His arrest came after police said they began an investigation in September 2018 upon receiving information leading them to believe Starrs was in possession of images of child pornography and had been involved in sharing them on an adult-oriented website. 

During the investigation, detectives seized electronic items from Starrs while executing a search warrant at his home. The electronics were examined by Southington police and the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Investigators said they confirmed the devices had several images and a video file on them that were considered child pornography. 

Police then sought a warrant for Starrs’ arrest.

Starrs last week pleaded not guilty to all charges. His case, which is being heard in New Britain Superior Court, was continued for a pretrial hearing on Aug. 8.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Wednesday, 29 June 2022 16:29. Updated: Wednesday, 29 June 2022 16:32.