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Recently retired Newington officer arrested for child porn possession

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BURLINGTON–A former Newington police officer who recently retired from the force has been arrested on charges of child pornography.

Mark Dichiara, 48, who lives in Burlington, was charged with illegal possession of child pornography and promoting a minor in obscene material.

In April, the State Police Computer Crimes Unit began investigating the sharing of child pornography, and internet activity led them to Dichiara’s Burlington address.

Then on May 3 detectives from the State Police Computer Crimes Unit, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FBI executed a search and seizure warrant on his home and found evidence of the child porn usage.

On September 12 Dichiara turned himself in to police.

Bond was set at $100,000 and he’ll be in court September 26.