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Peabody Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

Man admits to downloading thousands of pictures and more than 100 videos depicting child pornography from the Internet onto his home computer, and then sharing those files online.

A 49-year-old Peabody man has pleaded guilty to charges against him of possession and distribution of child pornography and is now headed to jail.

The Salem News reports that Barry Bushway was sentenced in Salem Superior Court on Friday to serve six months of a 2 1/2-year jail term -- he admitted to downloading thousands of images and more than 100 videos of child pornography from the Internet onto his home computer.

Investigators also said Bushway made those photos available to other users of an online file sharing service, reports the Salem News. Some of the images showed young children being raped.

After his release, Bushway will be on probation for eight years and isn't allowed to have unsupervised contact with children under 18 or unsupervised use of a computer, among other conditions of his sentence.

He will also have to register as a sex offender.

See the full story in the Salem News here.

Patricia January 28, 2013 at 01:47 PM
Six months? What chance do innocent children have if people like this perverted pedophile that get their jollies from the abuse and suffering of children? Disgusting.
Saber Walsh January 28, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Another travesty of justice. We look to our govt to protect us, but they come up with excuses like, "we have too many in our jails!" and never think that, maybe if the sentences fit the crimes we would have more people thinking "no, not for me!"
Stephen Raymond January 28, 2013 at 07:48 PM
Maybe its the court system's way of telling us to just handle this garbage ourselves.
Simon Vaughn Markham January 29, 2013 at 01:39 AM
REALLY? ONLY F**KING 6 monthes???? You can get more jail time for selling weed!!!! SOMEBODY FIX THIS FAILURE OF A COURT SYSTEM!!! This type of person deserves to ROT in jail!!!!!
bjean January 29, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Hopefully he will be released into general population.
Jackie January 29, 2013 at 01:47 PM
"Some of the images showed young children being raped"...6 months?!?! That's ALL he got? Disgusting.

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