EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

Haverhill

June 2, 2014

Haverhill man pleads guilty to distributing child porn

Staples workers discovered files on computer left for repairs

(Continued)

The search of Keith’s home “yielded incriminating information, and the defendant also made incriminating admissions after having been advised of his Miranda rights,” court paperwork said.

A summary of the judge’s decision said Keith was questioned by a Plaistow police officer on Aug. 10, 2010, and that Keith admitted the computer left at the Staples store was his. The summary also said Keith told police that he had “seen and downloaded upwards of 50 files depicting children as young as eight years old engaging in sexual activity.”

A subsequent examination of Keith’s laptop by police discovered “online chat messages suggesting possible sexual abuse on a minor living in the defendant’s home,” the case summary said. The court summary said police independently confirmed that a child with the same name that was used in the online chats lived at Keith’s home.

Plaistow police then contacted Haverhill police, who contacted state police, court paperwork said. State police then obtained a court order to search Keith’s home and recovered “evidence the government expects to be useful in the present prosecution,” the court’s decision said.

Keith’s Sept. 9 sentencing hearing is at 2 p.m. in Courtroom 9 at the Moakley Federal Courthouse in Boston.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Haverhill

Photos of the Week
New England News