Provincetown man arrested on child pornography charges

Provincetown man arrested on child pornography charges

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. — A Provincetown man is facing child pornography charges, according to U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts.

Federal authorities arrested 59-year-old Kerry Adams Thursday and charged him with one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. He’s being held until a detention hearing Tuesday.

According to court documents, multiple laptops, thumb drives and SD cards were found when a federal search warrant was served at Adams’ home.

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Investigators said an initial on-scene forensic review of a laptop turned up at least a dozen files containing child pornography, including videos depicting pre-pubescent boys engaging in sexual acts.

Adams initially denied downloading child pornography onto his computer, but eventually admitted he had searched the term “teen boy” in the past, according to investigators.

Investigators said Adams also initially denied they would find pornography of 10 to 14-year-old-boys on his computer, but later admitted 13-15 year-old-boys were once of sexual interest to him.

If convicted, Adams faces up to 20 years in prison, a minimum of five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.