Southington man pleads not guilty to federal child porn charge

Southington man pleads not guilty to federal child porn charge



SOUTHINGTON — A town man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of possession of child pornography, officials said Friday. 

Richard E. Smith, 65, of Southington, entered his plea on Thursday during a video conference  appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert A. Richardson in federal court in New Haven, according to a statement released by officials from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Haven.

A federal grand jury in New Haven indicted Smith on a single charge of possession of child pornography on March 29, officials said. Authorities allege he had millions of child pornography images and videos on his computer.

If convicted, Smith faces up to 20 years imprisonment, officials said.

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