Tewksbury Brothers Escape Jail Time On Child Pornography Charges
Dec 14, 2015 05:17PM
● By Bill Gilman
Middlesex Superior Court
Two Tewksbury brothers have avoided jail time as the result of plea agreements with the Middlesex County District Attorney's office on charges of possession of child pornography.
Steven Fierimonte, 46, of 100 Prospect Hill Drive, was placed on three years probation this week by Superior Court Judge Kathe Tuttman. According to Superior Court records, Fierimonte had "admitted to sufficient facts" on two charges of possession of child pornography, back in November. Two other charges were dismissed as part of the deal.
As part of the terms of his probation, Fierimonte will be required to undergo regular mental health evaluations and treatment.
According to prosecutors, back in December 2012, a Homeland Security Cyber-Crime Unit found thousands of child pornography on multiple computers in the home shared by Fierimonte and his brother, Robert Fierimonte, 53.
The older brother pled guilty to four counts of possession of child pornography in 2014. He also received three years probation and was ordered to undergo mental health evaluation and treatment.
According to court records, investigators found more than 8,500 pornographic images in Robert Fierimonte's computer. Some featured bondage and sadomasochism and involved children as young four years old.
More than 600 child pornography images were found on the computer of Steven Fierimonte.