Newton, MA librarian faces child porn charges

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NEWTON, Mass.—For the second time in days a public employee in the affluent Boston suburb of Newton is facing child pornography charges.

Peter Buchanan, who has worked for the city’s public library, pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Newton District Court to possession of child pornography and distribution of materials depicting a child in a sexual act.

Buchanan was held on $5,000 bail. If he does make bail, he is not allowed contact with children and is not allowed to use computers.

A library official says the 47-year-old Buchanan rarely if ever had contact with children while working at the library. He’s been placed on leave.

His arrest came less than two weeks after a city elementary school teacher was arrested on child pornography charges.

Authorities say the cases are not related.

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