By Tiffany Williams –
On Monday at the U.S. District Court in New Haven, Connecticut, Richard E. Smith, 67, of Southington, Connecticut pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.
On October 1, 2020, Homeland Security Investigations special agents conducted a court-authorized search of Smith’s residence. At the time of the search, Smith’s computer was running and connected to a website dedicated to child pornography, and one of Smith’s four computer monitors displayed a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet containing numerous child pornography filenames and internet hyperlinks.
Forensic analysis of Smith’s computer and electronic devices. revealed millions of images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of children.
In 1990 and 1998, Smith was convicted of chages related to his sexual assault of boys.