Trial For Man Charged With Having Child Porn Expected To End Soon

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The trial for a man accused of harboring hundreds of images and videos of child pornography on his computer and portable storage devices is under way.

Attorneys gave opening arguments in a Globe courtroom July 19 and the trial is expected to wrap up with closing arguments today, July 26.

Read more about closing arguments and a possible jury verdict in Friday’s Roundup.

It is the Roundup’s policy not to name victims or suspects in sex crimes. Suspects are only identified after conviction.

Nearly two years ago, a grand jury indicted a 73-year-old Payson resident on 20 counts of possessing electronic images of minors engaged in sexual acts or content.

Computer technicians found the photos while fixing the man’s computer for viruses.

Defense attorneys argued that the man was set up, but state prosecutors said that files of child pornography, often duplicate files, were found on multiple devices at both the man’s work and home.

In addition, investigators found papers and e-mails at the man’s house discussing how to hide child porn.

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