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Franklin school janitor faces child porn charges

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TAUNTON, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A second shift janitor for Franklin Public Schools has been arrested on a child pornography possession charges.

Michael Silvia, 45, of Maxwell Street in Taunton, pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography. Police said he had 357 images of young girls in various states of undress and engaged in sex acts on a laptop buried in a pile of clothes at his home.

Silvia claimed the images he accessed online depicted adults only and his computer had been infected by a virus.

A source inside the Franklin School system told FOX 25's Ted Daniel that Silvia was a custodian at the Gerald M. Parmenter School in Franklin.

The Franklin Superintendent of Schools and Town Administrator sent a letter to parents saying school officials were notified of a criminal investigation involving an employee working as a second shift/evening custodian at a school.

School officials said they don't believe the allegations against Silvia involve any students or staff at Franklin Public Schools.

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