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August 17, 2011

Lawrence man faces additional child porn charges

LAWRENCE — A city man already under indictment on child sex assault charges is facing additional charges of child pornography.

Rafael Gil, 28, of 27 Stearns Ave., was indicted Friday on charges of making and possessing child pornography,

The indictment charges him with posing a child in a state of nudity, photographing, videotaping or electronically surveilling partially nude or nude persons, and three counts of possession of child pornography.

Gil was arrested Oct. 13 at his home and charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14.

Steve O'Connell, spokesman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett's office said Monday the new charges resulted from further forensic investigation of the case.

The events, involving two victims, occurred between June and October of last year.

O'Connell said Gil will be arraigned on the new charges Sept. 1 in Salem Superior Court.

Gil has been in custody since his arrest last October, O'Connell said.

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