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Project Safe Childhood - Plainfield Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Possession

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

             CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE:   John Martin Favor, 49, of Plainfield, New Hampshire, pled guilty in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to possessing child pornography, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.

             An investigation conducted by the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (NH ICAC), the Hinsdale, New Hampshire Police Department, and Homeland Security Investigations Manchester revealed that an individual was uploading images of child pornography to an online bulletin board from the defendant’s Plainfield, New Hampshire residence.  A federal search warrant was issued and executed in September 2015. Law enforcement ultimately discovered hundreds of videos and images of child pornography on Favor’s personal computer.

            Favor is scheduled for sentencing in July 2016.  The charges to which he pleaded guilty carry a statutory maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.  The court will determine Favor’s actual sentence after it has had an opportunity to review a presentence investigation report prepared by the United States Probation and Pretrial Services Office.

            The investigation in this case was a collaborative effort between federal, state, and local authorities, which included Homeland Security Investigations Manchester, the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Police Departments of Hinsdale, Hampton, Plainfield, Rochester, and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as well as the New Hampshire State Police.

            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, in each district, by the United States Attorney’s Office, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, and to identify and rescue victims.  For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit


Updated April 4, 2016