North Attleborough man arraigned on child pornography charges

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By Max Bowen-max.bowen@northstarreporter.com

A North Attleborough resident has pled not guilty to a six-count indictment, which includes possession of child pornography and distribution of a video showing an animal being sexually abused.

According to the Rhode Island District Attorney’s Office, Samuel Maigret, 25, is charged with distribution of child pornography, receipt of child pornography, possession of child pornography, access with intent to view child pornography, distribution of an animal crush video, and transfer of obscene material.

According to information provided by the DA’s office, during a June 2021 court-authorized search of Maigret’s then Pawtucket residence and a cellphone located on his person, Homeland Security Investigations agents and members of the Rhode Island State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force discovered images and videos depicting adult males involved in sexual acts with infants.

Additionally, a review of Maigret’s digital storage devices revealed evidence that he possessed and allegedly distributed a video via an online application that depicts an individual causing serious injury to a dog by using an object to penetrate the animal.