Police charge man with child porn possession

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Christopher Depallo
Christopher Depallo

NAUGATUCK — Police charged a 23-year-old borough man last week with third-degree possession of child pornography.

Christopher Depallo was arrested on an active arrest warrant April 2. The arrest was the culmination of a child pornography investigation initiated last October.

Naugatuck police spokesman Lt. Bryan Cammarata said the department received a tip from a federal agency regarding suspicious activity and images that might be child pornography. Police traced the source back to Depallo’s computer, he said.

Cammarata said police executed a search warrant and seized Depallo’s laptop and cell phone. In total, he said, police found 263 images of child pornography on the devices.

DePallo was arraigned in Waterbury Superior Court April 3. According to online judicial records, he was held on a $100,000 and is scheduled to appear in court again April 16.