Southington man imprisoned after child porn investigation pleads guilty to additional charge

Southington man imprisoned after child porn investigation pleads guilty to additional charge



SOUTHINGTON — A local man sentenced to 18 months in prison in October after a police investigation into an online video posted by an organization that targets sexual predators pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography earlier this week after images were found on his phone. 

On Tuesday, Keith Dubin, 31, of 146 Delahunty Drive, was charged by warrant with third-degree possession of child pornography. Bond was set at $2,000, though Dubin is already serving an 18 month prison sentence after pleading guilty to attempt to commit risk of injury earlier in October.

He pleaded guilty to the possession of child pornography charge on Tuesday after the warrant was served in court. Dubin was sentenced to a year in jail, which he will serve concurrently with the 18 month sentence.

Dubin was initially charged in August with criminal attempt to commit risk of injury to a minor and criminal attempt to possess child pornography. He pleaded guilty to one count of risk of injury to a minor in Bristol Superior Court and was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Oct. 18.  

The initial charges stem from a complaint from a concerned citizen, who approached police after seeing a POPsquad video online. Dubin, who is listed on the state’s sex offender registry, thought he was interacting with a 14-year-old boy online and attempted to meet the boy at Dunkin’ Donuts in Plantsville when he was confronted by POPsquad, an organization that targets sexual predators. Dubin was added to the state’s sex offender registry about a decade ago after he was convicted of second-degree possession of child pornography.

The new charge stems from a search warrant served at Dubins home on Aug. 21. His cell phone was seized, and police found two photos depicting child pornography, according to Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz. 

 

 


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