Portsmouth, NH Man Indicted for Possessing Child Abuse Images
A Portsmouth man who was allegedly using Snapchat messages to lure a 13-year-old girl into sending him inappropriate images also had other visual representations of children engaging in sexual conduct, according to prosecutors.
Brandon Siegel, 22, has been indicted by a grand jury at Rockingham County Superior Court on 19 counts of possession of child sexual abuse images and one count of certain uses of computer services prohibited.
Four of the sexual abuse images Siegel allegedly had in his possession were of the 13-year-old girl.
Siegel, who lives in an apartment at 332 South Street, was arrested in November and charged with sexual assault for alleged statutory rape, criminal solicitation and three counts of simple assault.
Siegel is expected to be arraigned on Sept. 17.
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Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com.
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