ACUSHNET — A New Bedford man was arrested Wednesday by Acushnet Police on a warrant for allegedly giving obscene material to a minor.

Acushnet Police Chief Christopher Richmond confirmed to WBSM News that Naveen Kumar, 24, of 2840 Acushnet Avenue, New Bedford, was arrested by Acushnet Police on February 24, 2021, at approximately 5:15 p.m. on a warrant issued out of Haverhill District Court for “disseminating obscene material to a minor.”

Chief Richmond said Kumar was booked at Acushnet Police headquarters and then transported that night to Ash Street Jail in New Bedford.

According to the Essex County District Attorney’s Office, Kumar was arraigned February 25 in Haverhill District Court on one count of disseminating obscene matter to a minor.

He was released on $500 bail and ordered to stay away/have no contact with the victim and the victim’s family, no contact with children under 18, and to stay away from the victim’s residence.

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