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Friday, January 5, 2007

Millis man faces sex charges


A Millis man has been accused of soliciting sex from a minor and transmitting obscene material to a minor.

Sumner N. Fishman, 62, was arrested in Peabody last week for allegedly chatting online with a Wenham police officer who Fishman believed was a 15-year-old female.

At a dangerousness hearing Jan. 2, Judge Robert Brennan ordered Fishman held on $25,000 cash bail. If released, Fishman will be restricted to home confinement with a global positioning system (GPS).

Fishman is prohibited from contact with unrelated minors and police seized a computer at his home. His arrest comes after a six-month investigation by Wenham police. Fishman was being held this week at the Essex County House of Correction in Middleton.

-- Charlie Russo

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