Man with Winchester Ties, Brother Arrested on Child Pornography Charges
The investigation was spearheaded by the Department of Homeland Security.
A Tewksbury man whose place of employment is listed as Winchester Hospital and his brother, a college professor also from Tewksbury, are facing felony child pornography charges after being arrested on Thursday, Dec. 20.
Robert C. Fierimonte, 50, and Steven Fierimonte, 43, a professor of mathematics at both Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown and Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, were arrested by Tewksbury detectives at their residence at 100 Prospect Hill Drive in Tewksbury.
Details regarding the case are limited as the investigation is ongoing, according to Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan.
Sheehan said agents from the Department of Homeland Security arrived at Tewksbury Police Headquarters the morning of Dec. 20 and informed him of an investigation involving the Fierimonte brothers and their alleged involvement with child pornography.
Local and federal officers then went to their Prospect Hill Drive home at 12:30 p.m. and arrested both brothers. Computers, allegedly containing images of child pornography, were seized at the residence.
Robert Fierimonte is being charged with possession of child pornography and concealing child pornography. His place of employment is listed as Winchester Hospital on the Tewksbury arrest report. A hospital spokesman was unable to confirm his employment Wednesday, Dec. 26.
“I can’t confirm that information as a matter of policy,” hospital spokesman John Looney said.
Steven Fieremonte is being charged with using/consuming child pornography.
Both men were scheduled to be arraigned in Lowell District Court, according to Sheehan.