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Error in Middlesex DA’s office could affect child porn cases

An error made by an employee in the Middlesex district attorney’s office could affect at least a dozen child pornography cases in the county, authorities said on Friday.

District Attorney Marian Ryan’s office said the administrative assistant was placed on paid leave after prosecutors learned Wednesday that the worker had sent out several administrative subpoenas without prior review and approval by a prosecutor, as required by law.

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