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Dover Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Shawn Gagne, 30, of Dover, New Hampshire, pled guilty on Monday in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.

          A joint investigation by the Dover, New Hampshire Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations Manchester, and the New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Task Force resulted in the seizure of Gagne’s personal computer from his residence in Dover, New Hampshire.  A subsequent analysis of that computer revealed several dozen videos of child pornography.

          Gagne is scheduled for sentencing in June 2016.  He faces a maximum prison term of 10 years, to be followed by a term of at least 5 years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000.

          The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nick Abramson.

          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 Attorneys 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

Updated May 9, 2016

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