Plainville police have arrested a man accused of posting nude images of several teenagers on a sexually explicit website.
said the suspect, Nicholas O. Olsen, 22, of Plainville, had built up a
collection of nude images of several young Plainville girls after
soliciting the images from various people throughout the years, police
Police launched an investigation in April after a member of
the Plainville police detective division began investigating a
complaint of an Internet website that contained these nude images. The
purpose of the site, police said, was to allow users to anonymously
exchange photos and videos that were sexual in nature without having to
go through a registration or verification procedure, police said.
to a police news release, 20 females on the website were identified as
former or current Plainville residents. Sixteen of them were between the
ages of 12 and 15 at the time the nude photographers were taken.
"None of these females had any knowledge that
these private photographs that they once consented to several years ago were
going to be posted on this website nor did they give anybody permission to do
so," according to the release prepared by Sgt. Nicholas Mullins.
"extensive investigation" led police to Olsen as the suspect, who was
arrested on charges of possession of child pornography, eight counts of
promoting a minor in an obscene performance, second-degree sexual
assault and risk of injury to a minor. He is due in Bristol Superior
Court on Monday.
During the course of the
investigation police also said they learned that Olsen previously had a sexual
relationship with a female who was fourteen or fifteen years of age.
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