Orange police arrest man for downloading child porn where he volunteered

David Kent

ORANGE, Conn. (WTNH)– A West Haven man was arrested Monday for allegedly downloading child pornography at the Orange business where he was volunteering.

After an investigation that included multiple search warrants, 43-year-old David Kent was arrested on possession of child pornography charges.

Police say Kent had been downloading child pornography using the IP Address assigned to the New England Ballet, located on the Boston Post Road in Orange, where he worked as a volunteer. The owners and employees of the ballet studio were unaware of Kent’s actions, and were fully cooperative with the investigation. Officers said there are no indications that any other illegal activity occurred there.

On Monday afternoon, staff at the New England Ballet posted the following statement on the door of their studio:

We are shocked that an IT person and volunteer that had access to our computers would ever commit such an act to our organizations. It is an eye-opener to us, and we are a victim of his crime. At no time were any of the students or faculty aware of his acts. No students were affected by these activities. The police have our full cooperation into this ongoing investigation.

Please respect our privacy. We are victims.

2017 05 01 new england ballet orange Orange police arrest man for downloading child porn where he volunteered
(WTNH / Jacquie Slater)

Kent was held on $200,000 bond and appeared in court Monday.

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