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Sanbornton Man Charged With Possession of Child Exploitation Material

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

            CONCORD, N.H. – Timothy Ryan, 34, of Sanbornton, New Hampshire, was charged via complaint in federal court with possession of child sexual abuse material, United States Attorney Jane E. Young announced today. 

            Ryan was arrested without incident on Tuesday, December 13, after investigators executed a search warrant and seized Ryan’s electronic devices. According to court documents and statements made in court, Ryan was identified as a suspect in an online investigation related to the distribution of child exploitation material on a peer-to-peer file-sharing network.  Agents reviewing the contents of Ryan’s cell phone confirmed the presence of child exploitation material on his cell phone.   He appeared for an initial appearance today and is temporarily detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for December 21, 2022.

            This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations with assistance from the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, U.S. Secret Service New England Cyber Fraud Task Force, Grafton County Sheriff’s Department, Nashua Police Department and the Sanbornton Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kasey Weiland.

             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 Attorney’s Offices, 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

             A complaint is merely an allegation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Updated December 14, 2022

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 22-143