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Monroe man accused of recording up boys' shorts

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Ken Raftery. (Monroe police/WFSB photos) Ken Raftery. (Monroe police/WFSB photos)
MONROE, CT (WFSB) -

A west coast child pornography investigation led investigators to a man in Monroe who was believed to be recording video up boys' shorts.

Police said they arrested Ken Raftery on Wednesday after the United States Postal Inspection Service contacted police about a child exploitation investigation.

Investigators said Raftery was found to be trading suspected child pornography with a suspect on the west coast.

Grand Jury subpoenas were issued for computer internet protocols involved in the transactions and they came back as belonging ton Raftery, investigators said.

Authorities executed a search and seizure warrant on Oct. 28. They said they found numerous pieces of digital evidence stored on a laptop.

An examination of that evidence revealed videos and pictures of suspected child porn, according to police.

Furthermore, police said some of the videos were filmed by equipment owned by Raftery. Those files were found on an iPad and iPhone. Some of them actually showed Raftery's face, which police said indicates he was the one doing the recording.

The videos appeared to show young boys and men in shorts. The recording device attempted to record up the victims' shorts and capture images of their genital region, police said.

According to investigators, the locations in the videos were from a Masuk High School Football team car wash on Route 25 and from the Wolfe Park pool area.

Monroe police charged Raftery with voyeurism in connection with those recordings. He was also charged with first-degree possession of child pornography for other photos and videos that police believe were not produced locally.

Police said Raftery posted a $100,000 bond and was released.

He's scheduled to face a judge on Dec. 17 in Bridgeport.

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