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Westport Man Caught With Thousands Of Child Porn Images

Michael Spero, 42
Michael Spero, 42 Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

After receiving a tip from the Connecticut State Police, a Westport man has been arrested for possessing almost 5,000 images of child pornography.

Michael Spero, 42, was arrested Thursday and charged with possession of child pornography after state police notified Westport Police in February of two cyber tips involving images of child pornography that had been uploaded to the internet, the department said.

Sgt. Sereniti Dobson of the Westport Police Youth Division initiated an investigation and was able to determine both images were uploaded from the same residence. Through her investigative efforts, she was able to track down Spero.

On April 23, members of the Westport Detective Bureau, with help from the regional Technical Investigation Unit, executed a search warrant at Spero’s residence. While searching Spero’s bedroom, officers located psilocybin mushrooms and narcotic pills and arrested him on narcotics charges. He was released after posting $2,500 bond, police said.

During the course of the search, various electronic devices were also seized and later examined.

Spero’s devices were found to contain over 4,900 images of child pornography. Dobson applied for a warrant for Spero’s arrest, which was later granted by a judge, police said.

On Thursday, Spero turned himself in on the active arrest warrant and is being held on $100,000 bond.

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