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Byron man faces child-porn charge

By Janice Gregorson

gregor@postbulletin.com

A 73-year-old Byron man who took his computer in for repairs now faces criminal charges after a technician opened a file and said he found numerous pictures of naked boys.

The technician called law enforcement, prompting an investigation that has led to a felony charge against Richard Henry Field. A summons has been issued for him to be in Olmsted District Court on April 21. He is charged with one count of possessing pornographic work.

According to the complaint, Field took his computer to a computer repair shop in Rochester in late August to fix Internet connection and virus issues. When the technician began investigating the hard drive to locate the problem, a file was found containing pictures of naked boys between the ages of about 8 to 12. The technician called law enforcement.

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The complaint said a search warrant was obtained for Field’s residence, and officers identified 141 photographic images of nude children on the computer.

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