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Bristol man charged with handing out pornographic, racist material for years

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Gilbert Levesque. (Berlin police photo) Gilbert Levesque. (Berlin police photo)
(Southinton police photo) (Southinton police photo)

A man from Bristol is accused of dumping pornographic and racist material around towns across the state for more than a decade.

Police said Gilbert Levesque, 58, had been distributing the material in the Savage Hill Road area of Berlin over the past two years.

Through an investigation, however, police said he'd been doing it across the state for the past 13 years.

"One time it was by the mailbox, actually twice by the mailbox and another time, I found it by the driveway in a plastic bag," said Janice Anderson. "There were multiple messages on these notes. Some were racist regarding African-Americans, some were pornographic images along with obscenities."

Berlin police say they developed Levesque as a suspect in the case and executed a search warrant at his Bristol home on Monday.

There, investigators said they found a large amount of evidence. They said his material distribution was random and did not target a specific part of the state.

Officials said he allegedly scattered pornographic photos, accompanied with homemade drawings and racial slurs.

He was charged with 50 counts of breach of peace and released on a $5,000 bond.

Levesque was also turned over to Southington police to answer for charges of doing the same thing in that town during the spring.

Police said on May 18, six different residents complained that pornographic clippings with writing on them were found in front of or near their homes. Each clipping allegedly had vulgar or racist hand-written messages. In one case, they were found near an elementary school close to young children.

There, he was charged with six counts of breach of peace and one count of risk of injury.

He'll face a judge in Bristol court on Nov. 18 and 23 respectively.

In addition to Berlin and Southington, police said similar instances were reported in New Britain, Plainville and as far south as Old Saybrook.

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