The Attorney General’s Office announced that David Razinha, 53, of Northfield, Vermont, was arraigned yesterday on seven counts of Felony Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material. The charges brought against Mr. Razinha are the result of a criminal investigation, including the execution of residential, cell phone, and online data search warrants, conducted by the Vermont Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (VT-ICAC), including personnel from the Attorney General’s Office, the Vermont State Police, Homeland Security Investigations, the Randolph Police Department, and the Northfield Police Department.
The investigation was initiated when VT-ICAC received a CyberTipline Report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that an individual was uploading suspected images of child sexual abuse material to Yahoo accounts. Based on the criminal investigation of this tip, Mr. Razinha was identified as the suspected source of the uploads to Yahoo. Law enforcement will be conducting further examinations of Mr. Razinha’s electronic devices.
Mr. Razinha pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on August 7, 2023, in Vermont Superior Court, Washington Criminal Division. The Court, Judge Kevin Griffin presiding, ordered conditions of release that limit Mr. Razinha’s contact with minors and access to the internet.
VT-ICAC investigates cases of child sexual exploitation occurring over the internet, including the production and online distribution of child sexual abuse materials. VT-ICAC also provides forensic examination services, technical assistance, law enforcement training, and public education and outreach.
The Attorney General’s Office emphasizes that individuals charged with a crime are legally presumed innocent until their guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Contact: Lauren Jandl, Chief of Staff, 802-828-3171