Local Man Pleads Not Guilty
To Child Pornography Charge
By Andrew Gorosko
Â DANBURY – At his November 15 arraignment in Danbury Superior Court, a Newtown man pleaded not guilty to charges of third-degree possession of child pornography and disorderly conduct following his arrest by Newtown police.
David Eric Anderson, 44, of Lafayette Trail had been charged by Newtown police on a warrant on November 14 at Danbury Hospital. Anderson posted $100,000 bail following his arrest.
In court on November 15, a judge kept Anderson’s bail at $100,000. Anderson remains free on bail and is scheduled to return to court on November 29. Court records list Anderson’s attorney as Dean L. Lewis.
According to the police’s arrest warrant affidavit, the child pornography charge stems Anderson’s computer having been found to contain multiple images of child pornography.
On November 6, police received a call from Anderson’s wife, reporting to them that she feared for her safety. Anderson’s wife had told police that she had asked him for a divorce and that subsequently several times he had threatened to harm her.
In the course of their investigation, police learned of a computer owned by Anderson that contained “numerous pornographic videos and images on the hard drive.”
The computer files contained videos and/or photographs of naked young females who did not appear to be aware that they were being filmed, according to the court papers. The images show the girls as they are exiting a shower in a bathroom, according to the court documents. Each video is dated and time-stamped.
Â Besides images that were taken near the shower, the computer hard drive apparently contains hundreds of pornographic images of children that appear to have been downloaded from the Internet, according to affidavit.
In the court documents, police list a variety of the explicit images that they found, explaining why those images are considered to be child pornography as defined by state law.
In court on November 15, a judge issued three protective orders against Anderson, requiring that he have no contact with three women for their protection.
Third-degree possession of child pornography is a Class D felony. The police investigation is continuing.