Harwinton Man Facing Child Pornography Charges

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    State police have arrested a Harwinton man on child pornography charges.

    A 22-year-old Harwinton man is facing child pornography charges after police found that computer files were being shared from an Internet account investigators traced back to his home, authorities said.

    William P. Pirotta, of Spring Hill Road in Harwinton, was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 21 and is charged with promoting a minor in an obscene performance and illegal possession of child pornography.

    Pirotta’s arrest stems from an investigation launched in Feb. 2013 after police traced child pornography activity to his residence. A search and seizure in May 2013 revealed child pornography files on Pirotta’s computers and related equipment.

    He’s being held on a $10,000 bond and is due in court Feb. 3.