A Jamaica Plain man was arraigned today on a variety of charges related to the child pornography and unlicensed rifle police say they found in his apartment last night.
Martin Kollar, 57, had bail set at $25,000 in West Roxbury District Court, following last night's raid at his Elm Street apartment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
State Police assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force developed information that an unknown user of a peer-to-peer file-sharing program was distributing graphic video clips and images depicting child pornography. Troopers were able to connect with that user’s computer through the program and identified numerous files believed to contain explicit images of children.
Using an administrative subpoena, investigators were able to obtain the subscriber information linked to the computer hosting the child pornography. That information led investigators to Kollar’s Elm Street apartment.
Last night, Boston Police and agents from the FBI and the Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force executed a search warrant at Kollar’s residence, which recovered two desktop computers, a laptop, iPod and iPhone products, and several external storage devices. Investigators also discovered CDs and an external hard drive that were found to contain images depicting child pornography, prosecutors said.
Police also recovered an improperly stored Marlin Arms .22 caliber rifle with scope, an additional barrel, three ammunition clips, each containing live rounds, prosecutors said. Kollar does not have a license to carry a firearm, prosecutors said.
In addition to the bail, a judge also ordered Kollar to stay away from schools, parks, children under 16, computers and the Internet, at his arraignment on charges of possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, unlawful possession of a large capacity feeding device and improper storage of a large capacity firearm, the DA's office reports.