SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — Southborough Police Chief Jane Moran confirmed Tuesday that a registered Level 2 sex offender facing child pornography charges will not be allowed to return to his residence near a Southborough child care center.
Though he is currently being held on $75,000 bail after his Sept. 30 arrest, Daniel Goichman, 50, will have 30 days to vacate his apartment on 26 East Main St. if released. Under a town bylaw passed in 2008, sex offenders may not live within 1,000 feet of schools, day care centers, parks, elderly housing facilities or other recreational facilities. Goichman's apartment, which he has occupied for two years, is only a few doors down from the Southborough Village Preschool.
Southborough police recently updated their sex offender policies after it was discovered that Goichman had reported his status and address to the police in 2010 but was not asked to move.
Goichman will be cited a $150 fine, Moran said, and if he does not leave his apartment after 30 days he will face a $300 fine each day until he moves into a zone allowed under the town's bylaw.
If Goichman is released on bail, police will escort him to his apartment so he can gather his belongings, Moran said.