The case of the previous chief of employees to the mayor of Lawrence accused of kid pornography possession has been kicked as much as federal court docket.
Jhovanny Martes-Rosario, 48, pleaded not responsible to fees that he possessed dozens of pictures of kid pornography on his iPad — a discovery for which he was fired — when he appeared for arraignment in Lawrence District Court in February.
On Friday, the U.S. District Court in Boston unsealed a federal grand jury indictment returned the day earlier than charging him with one rely of transportation of kid pornography and one rely of possession of kid pornography.
Both fees carry a most sentence of 20 years in jail adopted by at the least 5 years and as much as a lifetime of supervised launch and a tremendous of as much as $250,000.
According to official Lawrence municipal election ends in 2021, Martes-Rosario completed a distant second within the race for metropolis councilor for District E, ending with 807 votes to winner Stephany Infante’s 1,416. According to a 2021 article within the Spanish-language outlet El Mundo Boston, Martes-Rosario was as soon as a public faculty trainer in Lawrence colleges.
Martes-Rosario waived a studying of his indictment throughout an preliminary look in federal court docket in Boston and pleaded not responsible to the costs.
Magistrate Judge M. Page Kelley launched Martes-Rosario beneath customary situations — together with that he abide by legal guidelines and undergo a DNA pattern if approved — in addition to a curfew of between 8 p.m. and eight a.m., that the defendant undergo GPS location monitoring and to pay for the GPS monitoring.
Martes-Rosario can be ordered to not have any contact with minors, to not hand around in any areas the place youngsters are prone to collect, to not possess any pc or different gadget able to connecting to the web and to take part in a psychological well being therapy program. He will probably be allowed contact along with his son solely as permitted by the Department of Children and Families.
The particulars included within the indictment are fairly restricted. The defendant is accused of conducting the weather for the cost of transportation of kid pornography from Oct. 3, 2022, to Nov. 14, 2022. The possession cost solely lists the date police say he was discovered with baby pornography on his iPad — Jan. 6, 2023 — that led to his arrest and being fired from his job.
“Mayor Brian A. DePena made the decision to immediately dismiss Mr. Jhovanny Martes … after receiving official information of his arrest due to causes that remain under investigation at this time,” the mayor’s communications director Nestor Castillo stated in an announcement on Jan. 7.