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Burlington Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

CONTACT: Evan Meenan, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5512

March 22, 2012

Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell announced today that Glenn M. Canaday, of Burlington, Vermont, has been charged with one felony count and one misdemeanor count of Possession of Child Pornography. The felony count carries a possible prison term of up to five years, a fine of up to $10,000.00, or both. The misdemeanor count carries a possible prison term of up to 2 years, a fine of up to $5,000.00, or both.

The charges resulted from a shared investigation between the Attorney General’s Office and the Vermont’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The affidavit filed with the court alleges that Mr. Canaday obtained child pornography over the internet using peer-to-peer file sharing programs. Computers connect to peer-to-peer networks via publicly available software that permits them to trade pictures and movies, including those containing child pornography, with other computers all around the world.

Following his arraignment in Chittenden Superior Court, Criminal Division, Mr. Canaday was released on conditions including conditions restricting his contact with minors and access to devices capable of connecting to the internet.

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