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New York attorney charged over thousands of child-porn images found dead in Mexico

6-24-2011 New York:

A former New York City attorney who was charged with stockpiling thousands of images of sexually abused children died in Mexico City after his case went public.

Moshe Gerstein, 35, died on June 16 just days after prosecutors publicised Mr Gerstein's case as part of a sweeping child-porn investigation that rounded up more than 24 offenders.

The cause of death was not immediately known.

A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, Alexander Featherstone, confirmed Mr Gerstein died in Mexico City.

'Our consular officials are aware of the death and have been assisting the family,' Mr Featherstone said.

Prosecutors said Mr Gerstein had about 5,000 images of child sexual assault on his home computers. He hadn't entered a plea.

A former attorney at the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Mr Gerstein attended Yale University and graduated from Harvard Law School in 2001. ..Source..

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