Swanzey Man Pleads Guilty to Child Porn Charges

CONCORD, N.H. – Dale Edson, 30, of Swanzey, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing images of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Emily Gray Rice.             According to documents on file and statements in court, law enforcement officers received information in July 2015 that potential child pornography images had been uploaded to a cloud storage service from a phone number associated with Edson.  After establishing that the phone number was used by Edson, law enforcement obtained a search warrant for Edson’s residence.  On September 9, 2015, the police executed the warrant and, based on a preliminary forensic review conducted at the residence, seized three computers and other devices.  A forensic examination of two laptop computers established that images of child pornography were found on each computer.  An examination of a tablet used by Edson established that images of child pornography were found on the tablet.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for June 19, 2017.

The case was investigated by the Hinsdale Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the Swanzey Police Department, the Bedford Police Department, the Nashua Police Department, the Portsmouth Police Department, the Rochester Police Department, and the Interstate Crimes Against Children Task Force.   The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Donald Feith.

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