December 4, 2023

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Brian Lingard, 60, of Shrewsbury was arrested Monday morning.

A mentor for the Shrewsbury Excessive College robotics crew was arrested Monday for allegedly possessing and transporting baby pornography, in accordance with the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace within the District of Massachusetts. 

Brian Lingard, 60, of Shrewsbury was arrested Monday morning and charged with the transportation of and possession of kid pornography. Prosecutors allege that on Oct. 19, Lingard flew from Paris to Boston and through a customs screening, photographs depicting baby sexual abuse materials have been discovered on his cellphone. A later search of gadgets at his house allegedly turned up further supplies. 

In accordance with the U.S. Lawyer’s workplace, knowledge from the 60-year-old’s cellphone revealed about 23 photographs of minors who look like beneath the age of 10, at the least two of whom have been beforehand recognized by the Nationwide Heart for Lacking and Exploited Youngsters as baby sexual abuse victims. The cellphone’s SD card additionally allegedly contained photographs of totally clothed minor women who look like in a faculty setting, with the photographs targeted on their buttocks. Prosecutors mentioned the metadata revealed the pictures have been allegedly taken surreptitiously at Shrewsbury Excessive College. 

Lingard was anticipated to look in federal courtroom on Monday afternoon. 

WHDH reviews Lingard has been a mentor for the Shrewsbury robotics crew since 2013. 

Shrewsbury Superintendent Joe Sawyer mentioned in a press release, obtained by the station, that Lingard handed all background checks and by no means accessed the college’s know-how system. 

“Whereas the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace signifies that these photographs will not be thought-about baby pornography and will not be a part of the legal costs, this info is deeply disturbing nonetheless,” Sawyer mentioned. “Our college district will proceed to speak with the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace concerning these legal costs and ongoing investigation, and we are going to present any mandatory info and assist as mandatory within the days forward. “

The U.S. Lawyer’s workplace mentioned members of the general public who’ve questions, issues, or details about the case ought to name 617-748-3274.