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A contractor removed a wall for water damage only to find a hidden room filled with child porn, investigators say

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Source: Open Path Collective; MEGA

Feb. 11 2022, Published 11:20 a.m. ET

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A contractor was working on home renovations in Massachusetts. When she removed a wall for extensive water damage, she found a hidden room with a cache of child porn, according to reports.

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Now the resident — a Massachusetts physiologist — faces criminal charges.

In Danvers, Massachusetts, a contractor was hired by a homeowner to renovate a residence, according to the Essex County District Attorney’s office and reported by WBZ.

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Mark Ternullo’s apartment was in the multi-family home, and the contractor had to remove a wall due to extensive water damage, according to prosecutors.

When she did, she found a hidden room with boxes full of child porn, WBZ reported.

Ternullo had lived in the apartment for more than 20 years, the report noted. He is a psychologist for adults, families and children.

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Police said there were more than 1,000 images found during a search, according to WBZ.

Investigators said they tied Ternullo to the images because he superimposed himself on images of children in suggestive positions.

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Ternullo was arrested and pleaded not guilty to possession of child pornography.

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Source: Open Path Collective; MEGA
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