Southington man sentenced to 18 months after online video showed he tried to meet with minor

Southington man sentenced to 18 months after online video showed he tried to meet with minor



BRISTOL — A Southington man was sentenced to 18 months in prison after a video posted online by an organization that targets sexual predators was investigated by police.

Keith Dubin, of 146 Delahunty Drive, was charged in August with criminal attempt to commit risk of injury to a minor and criminal attempt to possess child pornography. Dubin pleaded guilty to one count of risk of injury to a minor in Bristol Superior Court last week. He was 31 years old at the time of his arrest.

A concerned citizen approached police after seeing the POPsquad video online, according to Dubin’s arrest warrant. 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.

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.

According to court records, he was convicted of risk of injury to a child in May 2008 and sentenced to a year in prison, suspended after 15 days. He violated probation the next year. In 2009, he was convicted of second-degree illegal possession of child pornography and sentenced to 10 years in prison, suspended after five years. He violated probation in 2014 and was sent to jail for two more years, according to court records.

- Lauren Sievert


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