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Keene Man Indicted for Possession and Access with Intent to View Child Sexual Abuse Material

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

CONCORD – A Keene man was indicted for possession and access with intent to view child sexual abuse material, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.

Connor Mueller, 29, was indicted on February 14, 2024, on one count of Possession and Access with Intent to View Child Pornography.  Mueller will appear in federal court today at 4:15p.m.

According to the charging documents on or about August 24, 2023, Mueller possessed material that contained one or more images of child sexual abuse, including images depicting minors who have not attained 12 years of age. These images were transported in and affecting interstate commerce by any means, including by computer.

The charge of Possession and Access with Intent to View Child Pornography provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, a minimum of 5 years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

Homeland Security Investigations led the investigation. Valuable assistance was provided by the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Keene Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Ward is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the DOJ’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit


Updated March 27, 2024