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Nashua Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Sexual Abuse Material

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

CONCORD – A Nashua man pleaded guilty today in federal court to possessing child sexual abuse material (CSAM), U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.

Dwayne Frechette, 60, pleaded guilty to possessing and accessing with intent to view child pornography.  U.S. District Court Joseph Laplante scheduled sentencing for September 23, 2024.   

Frechette was identified during an undercover investigation involving a peer-to-peer network used to exchange CSAM. During the investigation, agents identified an IP address in Nashua that was using the peer-to-peer network to make images of CSAM available for others to download.  The target IP address geolocated to a restaurant in Nashua, where it was later determined that Frechette was a delivery driver.  A search warrant for the restaurant resulted in the seizure of Frechette’s cell phone, which was found to contain hundreds of cached images of CSAM.    

The charging statute provides a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, at least 5 years of supervised release, a fine of $250,000, and mandatory restitution. 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 and the Nashua Police Department led the investigation. The Homeland Security Investigations and the Nashua Police Department provided valuable assistance.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kasey Weiland is prosecuting the case.  

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 May 31, 2024

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