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By Eric Merlin –

On Thursday March 12, parole officers assisted by Barnstable police did a home visit of Robert Laplante, 62, of Gosnold Street in Hyannis. During the visit images of child pornography were found and Laplante was arrested.

Laplante is a registered level 3 sex offender who in 2005 pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping and photographing naked children. He was sentenced to 6 to 9 years in jail with 10 years probation upon his release.

Laplante faces a new charge of possession of child pornography, third offense.