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

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Friday, July 10, 2015

North Hampton Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Possession

          CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:   Jeffrey Leblanc, 28, of North Hampton, New Hampshire, pled guilty on Friday in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to possessing child pornography, announced Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith.

          On August 26, 2014, a search warrant was executed at Leblanc’s residence in North Hampton, New Hampshire.  A computer was seized, which was later found to contain approximately 30 videos of child pornography.  During an on-scene interview, Leblanc admitted that he had downloaded child pornography to his personal computer.

          Leblanc is scheduled for sentencing in October 2015, and faces a maximum prison term of 20 years, to be followed by no less than 5 years of supervised release, lifetime sex offender registration, and a fine of up to $250,000.

          The case was investigated by the North Hampton Police Department, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (Homeland Security Investigations), the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (NH ICAC), and the Salem Police Department.  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 combines 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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Updated July 10, 2015