It was probably tough to get through today without seeing at least one report on Operation Corral, a state, local and federal sweep aimed at arresting those who view and peddle child pornography.
For the full state police press release on the operation, download this pdf.
Of all the defendants rounded up, only one was from this area. He was Joseph Stasio, 58, of 145 Bellevue St., Lowell. He is pictured below in a photo provided by state police.
According to Cara O’Brien, spokeswoman for District Attorney Gerard Leone, Stasio was arraigned on April 2 in Lowell District Court on two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of material of a child in the nude.
O’Brien was not sure what Stasio’s bail was set at. A man who answered the telephone tonight at a listing for Stasio at 145 Bellevue Street said Stasio wants to be left alone.
For photographs, charges, addresses and other information on the other 31 people arrested during this sweep, just download this pdf.