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Former Bartlett Selectman Convicted Of Child Pornography Possession

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

      CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:   Jonathan Tanguay, 42, a former selectman of Bartlett, New Hampshire, was convicted in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire on one count of possession of child pornography, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.

            A search warrant executed at Tanguay's home revealed a laptop computer, external hard drive and compact disc containing child pornography images. Tanguay is facing a maximum term of ten years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 30, 2014.

            Special Agent Phil Bleezarde led the investigation for Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division and Concord Police Detective Mark Dumas, a member of the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, was the lead computer forensic examiner on the case. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Seth R. Aframe and Nick E. Abramson.

            This case was prosecuted under Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative by the U.S. Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.   Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), 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 April 13, 2015