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Local Man Faces Child Porn Charges

A 22-year-old man was arraigned in court on Thursday on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.

A Danvers man was ordered held on $50,000 bail after his arrest Wednesday night on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.

Erik Resto, 22, of 43 Nichols St. was arraigned in Salem District Court on Thursday, where he pled not guilty to the charges, the Essex County District Attorney's office said in a press released issued on Thursday afternoon.

Judge Michael Lauranzano set Resto's bail at $50,000 and ordered him not to use a computer or access the internet or any internet capable device and have no contact with anyone under 18.

Resto was arrested on a warrant Wednesday night by State Police detectives assigned to the Essex District Attorney's Office. The charges are based on a tip received by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Resto was represented by Attorney Steve Reardon for bail purposes only. Essex Assistant District Attorney Heidi Sylvanowicz represented the Commonwealth.

Resto is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 7 for a probable cause hearing.

The ICAC Task Force is a national network comprised of over 3,000 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies, the Essex DA said in Thursday's press release. The Task Force targets offenders who use the Internet, online communication systems, or computer technology to sexually exploit children.

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