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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 14, 2022

Concord Man Arrested for Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Materials

            CONCORD – Scott Wilkinson, 38, of Concord, New Hampshire, was charged in a criminal complaint today with one count of possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today.

            Wilkinson was arrested on Friday, November 11, 2022, and made an initial court appearance in the District of New Hampshire today at 3:00 pm.  The defendant was detained and a detention hearing has been scheduled for November 17, 2022 at 2:30 pm.

            The criminal complaint filed in court alleges that Wilkinson traveled from New Hampshire to New Jersey to engage in sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old female victim and used his phone to video the act which occurred in the back of his car.  In addition, internet activity reported by Google, Inc. indicated that files depicting apparent child sexual abuse materials were uploaded to Wilkinson’s Google Drive account from the IP address associated with his residence in Concord.

            The charges in the criminal complaint are only allegations.  The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

            The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Concord Police Department and the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark Zuckerman and Kasey Weiland.

             In February 2006, the Department of Justice introduced Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Offices, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Press Release Number: 
22-136
Updated November 14, 2022