Melrose man arraigned on child porn charges

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MELROSE (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) A 50-year-old Melrose man was arraigned on child porn charges Friday.

Thomas Lynch is facing two counts of possession of child pornography and possession of child pornography with intent to distribute.

Lynch was released on personal recognizance under the conditions that he has no contact with children under 18 expect his own children and refrains from use of the Internet or computer except for work purposes. He must also check into probation once a week.

Investigators with the Mass. State Police Internet Crimes against Children Task Force allege that Lynch downloaded and possessed images of child pornography on his computer which were able to be shared with others. Lynch's computer was seized during the execution of a search warrant on Thursday.

Lynch will be back in court on Dec. 12 for a status hearing.