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Former Area Resident Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

A federal grand jury in Hartford charged Michelle Lynn Gschlecht with possessing child porn charges.
A federal grand jury in Hartford charged Michelle Lynn Gschlecht with possessing child porn charges. Photo Credit: File

A former Connecticut resident with a previous conviction for possessing child pornography is facing new charges for the same crime.

Michelle Lynn Gschlecht, formerly known as Richard Gschlecht, 49, last known to reside in New Haven, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Hartford charging him with possession of child pornography.

It is alleged that Gschlecht knowingly possessed the forbidden material on July 31. He was previously convicted in state court of possession f child pornography and first-degree sexual assault.

Gschlecht has been detained since her arrest on a probation violation on July 31. If convicted, Gschlecht faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and a maximum term of 20 years in prison. No return court date has been announced.

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