‘Child Exploitation Officer’ Caught Distributing Child Porn on Duty — Busted AGAIN, Gets 12 Years

Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project

North Adams, MA — Less than one year after being given back access to the internet for his previous conviction of distributing child pornography, former Adams Police Officer Alan C. Vigiard downloaded and shared images of young children being sexually exploited.

Last week, Vigiard was ordered to serve 10-12 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to child pornography — again.





In 2009, Vigiard was suspended after allegations surfaced that he’d been viewing and distributing child pornography — while on duty, at the police station — for hours every day. Before he was suspended, Vigiard was the Child Exploitation Officer in charge of helping children who were victims of the very crimes he was committing.

Vigiard was busted in 2009 when he sent in CDs to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office that he thought contained photographic evidence of a larceny investigation. Instead of larceny evidence, however, the CDs contained more than 150 photos of children engaged in sexual activity.

The CD also contained images of a man, later identified as Vigiard, masturbating in the evidence room — most likely to images of victims related to his job.

In 2011, Vigiard was sentenced to a single year in prison for his conviction of child pornography possession, and he was released in July, 2012. As part of his probation, Vigiard was barred from accessing the internet.





However, in October, according to the Berkshire Eagle, State Police detectives received a tip that a pornographic image of a girl, approximately 12 to 14 years old had been uploaded to a chat room on chatstep.com on May 27, 2016. Police traced the image to Vigiard’s home computer.

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