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Hasbro Pediatric Sleep Tech Faces Child Porn Charges

[CREDIT: RISP] State Police arrested and charged David M. Lavoie, age 52, of 21 Anthony Street, Johnston, for Possession of Child Pornography and Transfer of Child Pornography.

[CREDIT: RISP] State Police arrested and charged David M. Lavoie, age 52, of 21 Anthony Street, Johnston, for Possession of Child Pornography and Transfer of Child Pornography.
[CREDIT: RISP] State Police arrested and charged David M. Lavoie, age 52, of 21 Anthony Street, Johnston, for Possession of Child Pornography and Transfer of Child Pornography.
JOHNSTON — Rhode Island State Police arrested a Johnston man, a pediatric sleep technologist at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, today, charging him with Possession of Child Pornography and Transfer of Child Pornography.

State Police report there is no indication of inappropriate behavior involving children at the hospital.

Troopers were alerted to the crime when The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) reported to the ICAC Task Force that an individual was allegedly trading files of child pornography on the Internet from 21 Anthony St., Johnston. Today, ICAC Task Force members executed a court-authorized search warrant at the home, identifying child pornography on digital media in the home. Mr. Lavoie was identified as the alleged owner of the digital media.
Lavoie was arraigned at the Third Division District Court in Warwick before Magistrate Joseph P. Ippolito, Jr. and was released on $10,000 personal recognizance bail with special conditions including no contact with minors and limited use of the Internet.
Although there was no connection between Lavoie’s job and the child pornography arrest, the investigation is ongoing, police report. The State Police ask anyone with information regarding Lavoie to contact the Rhode Island State Police/Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force at (401) 921-1170.
A person found guilty of Possession of Child Pornography may be subject to a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or imprisoned not more than five (5) years, or both.  A person found guilty of Transfer of Child Pornography may be subject to a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or imprisoned not more than fifteen (15) years, or both.
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