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Massachusetts man arrested on drug offenses and charges concerning child sex abuse images

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A Massachusetts man was charged Wednesday in federal court in Boston with receipt and possession of child pornography.

Robinson Alberto Baez-Nova, 37, was charged in a criminal complaint with one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Following an initial appearance, Baez-Nova was detained pending a detention hearing schedule for May 5, 2021.

According to the charging documents, on Nov. 5, 2020, police received 13 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Cyber Tip Line reports associated with a Google account and email addresses linked to Baez-Nova. These reports indicated that the Google account uploaded suspected child pornography to Baez-Nova’s Google Photos between Nov. 14, 2018 and Aug. 27, 2020. A subsequent search of Baez-Nova’s cellphone revealed images and videos of child pornography. Specifically, Baez-Nova allegedly received child pornography on a WhatsApp group message on March 14, 2019.

The charge of receipt of child pornography provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 20 years in prison. The charge of possession of child pornography provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. Each charge also provides for a mandatory minimum of five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

On October 15, 2020 at approximately 6:21 p.m., members of the Nashua Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit arrested Baez-Nova. Members of the Nashua Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit conducted a motor vehicle stop. As a result of the traffic stop, Baez-Nova was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Drug (Crack Cocaine) with Intent to Distribute and Receiving Stolen Property. Members of the Problem Oriented Policing Unit and Detectives from the Special Investigations Division furthered the investigation. It was discovered Baez-Nova was in possession of numerous child sexual abuse images and with the assistance of Detectives from the Computer Forensics Unit, he was additionally charged with seven counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images, Class B Felony.

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