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Teen at center of drone controversies is facing child porn charge

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Austin Haughwout (Clinton Police) Austin Haughwout (Clinton Police)
CLINTON, CT (WFSB) -

A Clinton man was arrested and is accused of being in possession of child pornography.

Police arrested Austin Haughwout, 19, on Wednesday following a lengthy investigation.

He was charged with entice/induce/coerce a minor with a computer, fourth-degree attempt at sex assault, injury/risk of impairing morals, and possession of child pornography.

A bond was set at $35,000.

Haughwout is expected to appear in court on Thursday.

Austin Haughwout was at the center of a drone controversy last year.

Last year he posted a video on YouTube of a gun-firing drone. He is also accused of assaulting a police officer last year.

Before that, police say he posted a video of a drone where he was involved in an altercation with a woman at Hammonasset Beach in Madison.

The woman didn't want to be recorded by the camera-carrying drone and appeared to have been caught on camera attacking him. The woman was accepted into a rehabilitation program.

None of those issues could prepare the Haughwout's neighbors for these kinds of charges. Nicholas Maenza has known the family since he was a little boy.

"I would tell him that he needs to straighten up or he needs to learn," Maenza said.

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