Warrant: Bethel man showed boy pornographic videos

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BETHEL — A local man accused of showing a juvenile boy pornographic videos has pleaded not guilty to the felony charge, online court records show.

Marc Lindstrom, 48, was arraigned Tuesday in state Superior Court in Danbury on a single charge of risk of injury to a child. He is free on $10,000 bond, and was due to appear in court again Wednesday, according to the the Connecticut judicial system website.

Lindstrom’s criminal defense lawyer, Vicki Hutchinson, declined to comment when reached by phone Wednesday.

On May 12, police received a complaint from the child’s mother, who said the boy had made “inappropriate comments using sexual terms” while at school, according to the warrant for Lindstrom’s arrest. According to the school principal, students had been asking their parents about phrases they had heard from the boy, the warrant stated.

The court filing does not indicate the boy’s age.

When questioned by his mother, the boy said he had “seen videos” while with Lindstrom that “depicted sexual acts,” the warrant said.

Two days later, police watched as the boy was interviewed at Family and Children’s Aid in Danbury. The boy told investigators he “had asked Lindstrom how babies are made, prompting Lindstrom to play the videos,” the warrant stated.

During an interview with Bethel police, Lindstrom denied showing the boy pornography and accused the mother of “coaching” the child, the warrant said. He claimed to have shown the boy a “movie clip” to explain reproduction, according to the warrant. Police said the movie clip provided by Lindstrom did not “satisfy or explain” the disclosures the boy made, according to the warrant.

A judge signed approved the arrest warrant last Friday and Lindstrom turned himself in on Monday, according to police.