Adams Police officer arrested on chil...

Adams Police officer arrested on child porn charge

There are 285 comments on the North Adams Transcript story from Nov 2, 2009, titled Adams Police officer arrested on child porn charge. In it, North Adams Transcript reports that:

Veteran Adams Police Officer Alan C. Vigiard, 45, was arrested last week and charged with possession of child pornography.

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omg

North Adams, MA

#21 Nov 3, 2009
Former Blue 1 Adams MA wrote:
<quoted text>Clearly, the Adams PD was proactive when they discovered something awry. Objectively, and rightly, the SP were called in to investigate with the evidence supplied from the APD. No one wants to see a bad cop punished more than a good cop. Let the system do its job, and it will.
I hope and prey that justice is done and Officer visard is repramanded for his action

“CARPE DIEM”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#23 Nov 3, 2009
NAReader wrote:
I have known this man for some years and I believe that when the whole truth is known those judging him now will feel differently. There is always more to any story printed in the newspaper. Let's wait for the court to decide when all the facts are available.
I hope you are right!
sad dad

Gloversville, NY

#24 Nov 3, 2009
Lets just hope they will find out who the young kids were in the video tape and the perverts that film the kids to being with. These young kids have been living a life of hell. Maybe some good will come out of this for the kids that are being exploited and abducted from their parents at such a young age. This happens all to often. Many times when children are missing the cops say they ran away. How many of these kids have been sold into the sex slavery world? Never to found again.
Big Daddy

Adams, MA

#25 Nov 3, 2009
I think the worst part is that there are girls from the Adams area whose pictures were also found...how creepy is that!?

My thoughts are with Stacie and the girls.
sad dad

Gloversville, NY

#26 Nov 3, 2009
Big Daddy wrote:
I think the worst part is that there are girls from the Adams area whose pictures were also found...how creepy is that!?
My thoughts are with Stacie and the girls.
What pictures of girls from Adams were found??
My View

Florence, MA

#27 Nov 3, 2009
Big Daddy wrote:
I think the worst part is that there are girls from the Adams area whose pictures were also found...how creepy is that!?
My thoughts are with Stacie and the girls.
OK, this sounds like someone's spreading rumors. Any proof of this beyond "someone told me"....? People are upset enough without adding lies to the already awful story.

Besides, when all is said and done, the images might be nothing more than those from an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog.
From Williamstown

Williamstown, MA

#28 Nov 3, 2009
sad dad wrote:
I just feel bad for his wife and kids they are innocent. And the kids will always remember what their dad did to get fired and also other kids will be picking on them for what he did. The cop is a grown man and a cop who knows the laws and what will happen if you get caught. Stings are place everywhere to catch the people exploiting kids on the computer. Just maybe he was investigating a clue he found? I hope that was the reason and not for just sheer pleasure. Its very creepy.
Apparently he found the clue with his left hand. And in all seriousness, as the article stated, he was not trained for that kind of a case in any event.
The part that scares me is that he had pictures of a couple of local kids on the computer as well.(Fully clothed, but still way creepier than most......)
Adams Resident

Longmeadow, MA

#29 Nov 3, 2009
My View wrote:
<quoted text>
OK, this sounds like someone's spreading rumors. Any proof of this beyond "someone told me"....? People are upset enough without adding lies to the already awful story.
Besides, when all is said and done, the images might be nothing more than those from an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog.
If you read the article (it is in the first four of five sentences.)
another thought

United States

#31 Nov 3, 2009
Actually the story says they were "clearly under 18," which suggests they were not 16 or 17 but somewhat younger.
TheProfessor wrote:
Thank you NAReader. I also know Mr. Vigiard and as upsetting as this article is, I can't help but think that there is more going on than we know. It could have been a computer hacking incident (I don't trust computers)or some sort of research project that got out of control somehow. Also, if you read the article carefully, it does not say that there were any small children involved;
"Under 18" most likely means 16 or 17 yrs. old. There is loads of this stuff on the Internet.
another thought

United States

#32 Nov 3, 2009
Maybe he subconsciously wanted to get caught? Do you do this so openly and expect to get away with it?
From Williamstown

Williamstown, MA

#34 Nov 3, 2009
TheProfessor wrote:
Thank you NAReader. I also know Mr. Vigiard and as upsetting as this article is, I can't help but think that there is more going on than we know. It could have been a computer hacking incident (I don't trust computers)or some sort of research project that got out of control somehow. Also, if you read the article carefully, it does not say that there were any small children involved;
"Under 18" most likely means 16 or 17 yrs. old. There is loads of this stuff on the Internet.
As upsetting as this would be for people that know him, please don't try to make excuses for him.'Computer hacking' incident(s) generally happen on TV where CSI manages to pull up DNA evidence in thirty seconds or less. Here in the real world, it is much less likely. And why would someone spend time and effort trying to frame a property clerk? Yes, you could get video of his hand, and attempt to superimpose it on a video. But it would be very easy to detect, and very expensive to actually do. Feel free to feel hurt or shocked, but to try to make this pedo into some kind of hero doing "research project" in his down time? That's just sad.
Some people are just sick. Cop, mailman, doctor, lawyer, it doesn't matter where you work or what your social status is.
You can support his family with out supporting him.
Joe from Cheshire

Pittsfield, MA

#35 Nov 3, 2009
That is really sad,but very sick especially what type of person he is.I think they should forget a trial and just put him Prison and let all the Fathers that are in Prison take care him.Show him what it would be like.
Tom

Schenectady, NY

#36 Nov 3, 2009
TheProfessor wrote:
Thank you NAReader. I also know Mr. Vigiard and as upsetting as this article is, I can't help but think that there is more going on than we know. It could have been a computer hacking incident (I don't trust computers)or some sort of research project that got out of control somehow. Also, if you read the article carefully, it does not say that there were any small children involved;
"Under 18" most likely means 16 or 17 yrs. old. There is loads of this stuff on the Internet.
hahahaha so your saying that someone logged onto this computer through a remote location with Mr. Vigiard name and password? THEN continued to create a room which looked just like the inside of the evidence room, THEN created a scar on their own "hacking" hand (haha), THEN continued to go to town on them selves on camera (while downloading lime wire to get some michael jackson tunes). And i'm glad to see that child porn with childern 16 to 17 is ok. Where's the line of age in your case? Is 15 still OK with you Professor? But wait it's all over the internet so its ok? Your a sad person Professor.
Local resident

Westfield, MA

#37 Nov 3, 2009
The best thing to do now is let the professionals do their investigation. Friends and Family of the wife and children need to support them and reassure them that others are there to help them. As for a man who looks aat child porn.......... well........ theres a higher power that will judge him.
Logo

Vienna, VA

#38 Nov 3, 2009
Very strange. Wouldn't a cop know that a camera is on in the evidence room?
pigs fly

Glens Falls, NY

#39 Nov 3, 2009
sad dad wrote:
I just feel bad for his wife and kids they are innocent. And the kids will always remember what their dad did to get fired and also other kids will be picking on them for what he did. The cop is a grown man and a cop who knows the laws and what will happen if you get caught. Stings are place everywhere to catch the people exploiting kids on the computer. Just maybe he was investigating a clue he found? I hope that was the reason and not for just sheer pleasure. Its very creepy.
You are so right about this! I feel so bad for his kids
pigs fly

Glens Falls, NY

#40 Nov 3, 2009
It's a scary world out there now! You can't even tell your child to trust a police officer now days
WOW

North Adams, MA

#41 Nov 3, 2009
Ican not believe this stuff.What is the matter here i think that the coruption of both department are coming out of the wood work.These police officers dont take there jobs serious any more.They should be role modols not criminals.
pigs fly

Glens Falls, NY

#42 Nov 3, 2009
My View wrote:
<quoted text>
OK, this sounds like someone's spreading rumors. Any proof of this beyond "someone told me"....? People are upset enough without adding lies to the already awful story.
Besides, when all is said and done, the images might be nothing more than those from an Abercrombie and Fitch catalog.
This was right in the article
"The images included both male and female children "clearly under age 18" in various states of undress and in sexually explicit situations, according to state police reports. Mixed in with the pornographic images were pictures of clothed teenage girls who have been identified as being from the Adams area. "
Relative

Austin, TX

#43 Nov 3, 2009
You can all sit here at your computers - thinking you have nothing wrong in your life. Look in your own closets. This man you are all bashing here, is a wonderful man. I would trust him, and have on plenty occasions with my children. I will continue to trust him. He's not a pedophile and you assume that it's kiddie porn.. news flash - anything under 18 is considered kiddie porn; including the barely legal stuff that is posted everywhere. So, continue to judge, continue to live your life like nothing you do is wrong, or your family is doing. Keep in mind that his family is reading this too.. reading what you are writing about their brother, uncle, husband, cousin. So, continue to judge the people you don't know.. or have never met in your life. Because anyone that knows this man, would never judge his whole life on this article.

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