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Day Care Maintenance Worker Arrested on Child Porn Charges

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    Mason Lister, a 21-year-old Arlington, Massachusetts, man who worked at Family ACCESS in Newton, was arrested Thursday on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography. (Published Thursday, June 23, 2016)

    A former maintenance worker at a Massachusetts day care center faces child pornography charges.

    Mason Lister, a 21-year-old Arlington man who worked at Family ACCESS in Newton, was arrested Thursday on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography.

    "He was always kind of — not an odd kid, but [kept] to himself," neighbor Robert Binell said of Lister. "A little quirky, I guess."

    Binell has a 7-year-old daughter, and he plans to warn her about their neighbor. He says he's going to watch her more closely when she's at the playground across the street.

    Lister did not work with children and was always supervised, according to the facility, whose director confirmed he no longer works there.

    The suspect's mother, with whom he lives, works at the day care, as well. She is listed on its website as the executive director for business operations.

    Parents who use the day care center received an email notifying them to the situation later Thursday afternoon. One mother, who did not want to be identified, said she will continue to use the facility.

    "It's a good day care," she said. "The staff is good, the teachers are good, so it can happen anywhere."


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