Artistic adviser of Boston Philharmonic arrested, charged with possession of child pornography

Posted on: September 27, 2018

The artistic adviser for the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and its youth orchestra was arrested Tuesday and charged in federal court with possession of child pornography,” writes Danny McDonald in Tuesday’s (9/25) Boston Globe. “David St. George, 71, of Arlington, is accused of storing online 83 images and videos depicting sexual abuse of children, including a 1-year-old girl, according to the US attorney’s office. He was charged with one count of receipt of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography…. In a statement, the Boston Philharmonic said it had learned of St. George’s arrest Tuesday afternoon and had suspended him ‘pending further investigation.’ Authorities in Boston received information regarding an online storage account suspected of containing child pornography…. The IP address linked to the account was assigned to St. George’s Internet account…. The youth orchestra … includes 120 musicians, ranging in age from 12 to 21…. St. George denied ‘engaging in any sexual contact with children and denied any sexual interest in children apart from looking at child pornography.’ ”

Posted September 27, 2018