Brewster man charged with child pornography possession

BREWSTER – Brewster Police report that on June 22, 2020, they were made aware of a tip called into The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC). The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 4,500 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies. These agencies are continually engaged in proactive and reactive investigations and prosecutions of persons involved in child abuse and exploitation involving the internet.

The tipster indicated that an individual within our town was in possession of child pornography. Our IT unit along with the Brewster Police detective bureau, the Massachusetts State Police and ICAC coordinated efforts to begin an investigation.

Based upon the investigation, the Brewster Police applied for and were granted a search warrant for an address in Brewster. Upon execution of the warrant on July 6, 2020, the Brewster Police along with the Massachusetts State Police were able to determine that there was probable cause to arrest Leon Hall Sr., 68, of Brewster for possession of child pornography (3 counts). Hall was placed under arrest and transported to the Brewster Police Department; more charges are likely to follow as the investigation is ongoing.

The Brewster Police Department would like to remind the public to report any suspicion of child sexual exploitation to your local police, your ICAC Task Force or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline ( or 1-800-843-5678).
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