South Hadley man arraigned on child pornography charges

Thomas Horton, 38, of South Hadley, was arraigned in Hampshire Superior Court, today, on three counts of possession of child pornography – subsequent offense, and eight counts of dissemination of visual material depicting sexual conduct involving a child. 

He was released on his personal recognizance with conditions of release.

Horton is due back in Hampshire Superior Court for a pre-trial hearing on June 8, 2020.

The new charges are in addition to a previously indicted Hampshire Superior Court matter where Horton stands accused of 20 counts of possession of child pornography.  

These new charges involve collections of images and video files of child pornography on digital media devices as well as dissemination of video files depicting abuse sent over a Google account to another Google account user.