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Lanesborough Man Convicted On Child Pornography Charges

The door of the Berkshire District Attorney's office.
Josh Landes

A man from Lanesborough, Massachusetts has been convicted on multiple counts related to child pornography.

The Berkshire County District Attorney’s office says that Robert Dufur, 37 was sentenced to four to five years in state prison followed by five years’ probation.

“Newbury Police Department led an undercover investigation of Dufur in which Dufur sent obscene material to an officer posing on social media as a young teenage girl," said DA spokesperson Andrew McKeever. "Pittsfield Police arrested Dufur on December 1, 2018. Police found Dufur in possession of child pornography and evidence that he sent inappropriate photos to a young girl in another state and solicited the girl for obscene material in return.”

The DA’s office says none of the girls targeted lived in Berkshire County.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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