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Man Accused Of Watching Child Porn On Flight Bound For Boston

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BOSTON (CBS) – A Utah man was arrested at Logan Airport Saturday night for allegedly looking at child porn on his laptop while on a plane.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.

During a Delta flight from Salt Lake City to Boston, a first-class passenger noticed disturbing images on 47-year-old Grant Smith’s computer screen, state police said.

The passenger immediately notified the flight crew, who called police. The passenger also contacted a relative and asked them to call police.

“The State Police would like to thank the alert airplane passenger whose observations of the defendant’s despicable actions — and that witness’s decision to tell a flight attendant and a family member — ultimately led to our being notified. The witness should be commended for standing up against a horrible crime,” said Massachusetts State Police spokesperson Dave Procopio, in a press release.

Police requested to look at Smith’s computer when the plane landed at Logan, and then found sufficient reason to arrest him. Bail was set at $15,000.

Smith is set to be arraigned on Monday.

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