Vermont Man Charged With Child Pornography
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that Shane Allen Edgerly, age 42, of Milton and Fairfield, Vermont, was arraigned yesterday in U.S. District Court in Burlington on a charge of possessing child pornography.
According to a Criminal Complaint filed October 4, 2018, a search warrant was executed that day at Edgerly’s residence after an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations. During the search, images of child pornography were seized.
At an appearance in federal court last week, Edgerly was detained based largely upon his prior record in the State of Vermont. Yesterday a federal Grand Jury passed down an indictment alleging his possession of child pornography.
The indictment, and the prior criminal complaint, are accusations only and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation was conducted by HSI, assisted by Vermont’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. Edgerly is represented by Steven Barth of the Federal Public Defender’s Office. The United States is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney William Darrow.