WORCESTER – A 38-year-old Worcester man appeared in federal court in Worcester on Monday on child pornography charges.

James M. Stoddard, was charged with one count of possession of child pornography. Stoddard’s appearance on Monday is his initial appearance and he may face up to 20 years in prison,  minimum of five years and up to a lifetime of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.

According to the Dept. of Justice, in April 2018, authorities found numerous videos and images of child pornography following a search at Stoddard’s Worcester residence. Videos depicted minors engaging in sexual acts with adult men.

Stoddard was arrested and charged in state court the day of the search and has been in state custody since his arrest.

Court documents also indicate that Stoddard failed to register his current address with the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board despite being required to do so given a prior conviction for a child pornography offense.

Stoddard is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.