Dorchester, Massachusetts, Man Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography Again

George Shipps was arraigned on Tuesday afternoon

A Dorchester, Massachusetts, man was arrested and arraigned for allegedly possessing child pornography for the second time.

George Shipps, age 53, was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Boston Municipal Court on the charge of Possession of Child Pornography according to the district attorney's office.

Attorney General Maura Healey said Shipps "was on probation after serving time in jail for similar crimes."

Shipps plead not guilty and his bail was set at $50,000 with the conditions that he be monitored via GPS and be placed under house arrest, have no contact with children under the age of 18, stay away from schools, parks, and other places where children congregate, and have no computer or Internet access, except for work purposes.

During a regularly scheduled office visit on April 28, Shipp's probation officer found images of alleged child pornography on his cell phone.

Authorities claim Shipps fled the court prior to his hearing.

The Massachusetts State Police obtained and executed a search warrant for his bedroom at a Dorchester residence and allegedly found more images of child pornography.

He was arrested on May 4 at an apartment in Hyde Park.

Back in 2011 Shipps served three to five hears in the House of Correction with two consecutive five-year probation terms after pleading guilty to six counts of Possession of Child Pornography and two counts of Distribution of Child Pornography.

Shipps was ordered not to view or possess child pornography and allow the Department of Probation access to search, without prior announcement, any computer, electronic device, digial media, videotape or photographs, or other device capable of storing images or photographs.

Shipps will be back in Boston Municipal Court for a status conference on June 7.

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