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Former Massachusetts Cop Sent Back to Prison for Child Porn After Early Release from Prior Child Porn Arrest

A Massachusetts police officer was convicted of possession of child pornography while on duty in 2011 after mistakenly sending a CD of child porn images to the local district attorney, including photos of himself masturbating to these images inside the evidence room of his agency.

Alan Vigiard, who resigned from the Adams Police Department, was sentenced to two years in prison, serving a year in prison.

Last week, the former cop was sentenced to prison again for trading and viewing child porn online, even though the conditions of his release forbid him from accessing the internet for five years.

This time, he was sentenced to 10-12 years, according to Mass Live, which reports that from January to November 2016, Vigiard, 51, accessed and uploaded child pornographic images to chat rooms and traded the images with other online creeps at chatstep.com.

In October 2016, police with the Massachusetts Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force received a tip that Vigiard was accessing child pornography.

Police launched an investigation and ended up seizing Vigiard’s phone, tablet, and computer in November 2016. On the devices police found child pornographic images and evidence that Vigiard was accessing the internet.

Police also obtained a search warrant for Vigiard’s home and vehicle; they found tablets, a USB thumb drive, and cell phone containing adult and child pornography. Also, multiple DVDs and magazines featuring adult pornography were seized during the search warrant execution.

During an interview with authorities Vigiard admitted to viewing child pornography via his electronic devices. Vigiard’s reasoning was that he was battling depression and  became self destructive, which initiated his second run in with child pornography.

On Tuesday Vigiard pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of dissemination of child pornography.

His first arrest for child porn came in 2009 after when the married father of two children sent 153 images of child porn on a compact disc to the Berkshire District Attorney along with evidence for a larceny case.

Included on that disc were images of him masturbating in the police department’s evidence room, according to the Berkshire Eagle.

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