David St. George, Former Artistic Advisor To Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Pleads Guilty To Possessing Child Porn

David St. George75 year old former artistic consultant Boston Philharmonic The orchestra and the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra have pleaded guilty in federal court to a count of possession of child pornography. St George, who was arrested and charged in 2018, is to be sentenced on August 16 by US District Court Judge Richard Stern. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

According to the US Attorney’s office in Boston, investigators found information about a shared secure online storage account containing child pornography in May 2018. “The IP address of this account was eventually linked to St. George Internet. The storage account contained more than 5,000 files, including sexually explicit images and videos of children, many of which depicted child sexual abuse – including approx. Also included is a depiction of a one year old raping an adult.

A search of St. George’s residence in September 2018 found “thousands of files of child pornography, including one depicting the sexual assault of children between the ages of six and eight. Emails revealed that St. George had been repeatedly abused by an online service provider”. continued to repost child sexual abuse material despite being banned. During the search, St. George admitted that he was receiving and downloading child pornography from the dark web while taking steps to conceal his identity , as well as receiving child pornography via email to upload to their shared secure storage account.