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Rutland City Police Department Investigation


Vt. State Police - 3:10 pm Fri Feb 12th, 2010

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
DIVISION OF STATE POLICE
HEADQUARTERS
** PRESS RELEASE **
DATE OF RELEASE: February 12, 2010
ISSUED BY: Sgt.

Tara Thomas, Public Information Officer
INCIDENT: Rutland City Police Department Investigation
INFORMATION:
In light of the substantial public interest surrounding the search
warrant identified as Warrant No. SW-55-9-09 and executed at the Rutland
City Police Department on September 22, 2009, the Vermont State Police
would like to provide a brief update regarding the status of the
investigation. Below is the information that will be provided at this
time:
1. As stated in the affidavit of probable cause attached to the
search warrant, images of child pornography were discovered on the work
computer initially seized at the beginning of this investigation. As a
result of a forensic exam, there is insufficient evidence to indicate
that the images were knowingly and intentionally downloaded.
2. Investigators have consulted with a medical expert regarding the
possible age of an individual depicted in certain digital images that
were seized by Vermont State Police detectives on September 22nd, 2009.
The medical expert has indicated that he cannot say that the individual
depicted is under the age of 16.
3. The criminal investigation in this matter being conducted by the
Vermont State Police, in conjunction with the Attorney General's Office
is on-going. All media inquires pertaining to this investigation need
to be directed to the Attorney General's Office Criminal Division.
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Relevant Address(es):
Rutland, VT 05701 (Set as Local)

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