Guilty plea for former Boston Philharmonic artistic advisor charged with child-pornography possession

Posted on: April 1, 2022

“A former artistic advisor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra and Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Boston to one count of possession of child pornography,” writes Jeremy Fox in Thursday’s (3/31) Boston Globe. “David St. George, 75, of Arlington, is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 16, according to a statement Thursday from the US attorney’s office for Massachusetts. He was arrested and charged in September 2018…. St. George’s attorney declined to comment on the plea. The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra did not immediately respond to a request for comment…. Investigators received a tip in May 2018 about child pornography saved in a shared secure online storage account that was linked to St. George’s IP address…. The account held more than 5,000 files, including graphic videos and still images of children…. Investigators searching St. George’s home in September 2018 found thousands of additional files containing child pornography.… St. George allegedly told investigators that he … downloaded child pornography from the so-called Dark Web while making an effort to conceal his identity … He could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison … as well as a fine of $250,000.”