James Mansfield was held on $20,000 cash bail at his arraignment in Charlestown District Court on charges that he possessed child pornography on his laptop computer and a portable flash drive, Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
Mansfield must reside only at his family home if he posts bail. He must have no unsupervised contact with his children and no contact at all with any other children under the age of 18. He must be fitted with a GPS monitoring device within 24 hours of his release and report to probation officers three times per week. He must also refrain from using alcohol or drugs, must abide by a curfew of 8:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.. He must have no contact with any victims or witnesses in his case.
Boston Police executed a search warrant there on Friday evening, according to the District Attorney’s office’s statement. Police recovered over 100 images depicting children under the age of 16 on his computer and on a flash drive.
Boston Police arrested Mansfield and charged him with two counts of possessing child pornography, a felony punishable by up to five years in state prison.