SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — A Southborough man was charged with three counts of possession of child pornography yesterday following an investigation by the state Attorney General's Office, Massachusetts State Police and Southborough Police.
Following a search of his home on Sept. 27, police say Daniel J. Goichman, 50, a registered sex offender living at 29 East Main St., Southborough, possessed approximately 20 digital images of children who appear to be younger than 18 engaging in sexual acts.
On Sept. 30, Goichman visited the Southborough Police Department and told officers that he planned to travel to Mexico City the next day without a return date. Police arrested Goichman later on Sept. 30 and transported him to the State Police barracks in Millbury for booking.
In a recorded interview with police, Goichman admitted to receiving and viewing images and videos of children under the age of 18 engaging in sexual acts. He said he kept the files in folders on his computer, adding that he would delete files shortly after obtaining them. Goichman told police that he had deleted child pornography files three days before his home was searched.
Police say that at least two images found on Goichman's laptop hard drive are known images recorded at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A complete examination of the hard drive is ongoing.
Bail was set at $75,000. Goichman will surrender his passport, be monitored via GPS, have no access to the Internet and have no contact with any child under the age of 18. He is due back in court on Oct. 31.