Dracut Man Turned In By Children, Faces Child Pornography Charges
Feb 06, 2018 04:35PM
● By Bill Gilman
A Dracut man was arraigned last month in Lowell Superior Court, charged with possession of large amounts of child pornography.
Kevin Baxter, 57, was released on personal recognizance and ordered not to have any contact with children or with the witnesses in the case, according to an article published in the Lowell Sun.
Baxter's indictment was announced by Middlesex DA Marian Ryan.
Authorities began investigating Baxter when his children (whose ages were not immediately known) found child pornography on two of his electronic devices and called Dracut Police. The children then turned over a thumb drive and a computer to the police.
According to court records cited by the Sun, Investigators from the Middlesex Sheriff's Office Digital Forensics Unit found 10,600 images and videos of child pornography on two external hard drives.
Included in the material uncovered by investigators were photos and videos of adults engaged in sex acts with young children, according to court records.
Baxter was not immediately arrested but was indicted in December and arraigned in January.
Baxter is scheduled to return to court on March 6 for a pre-trial conference.