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Date: 09-09-2022

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United States of America v. Tyler Townsend

Case Number: 1:21-cr-00139

Judge: Joseph N. Laplante

Court: United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire (Merrimack County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Concord, New Hampshire criminal lawyer represented Defendant charged with sex trafficking a minor.

Tyler Townsend, age 28, of Dover, posted online advertisements offering a minor female for commercial sex on a now-defunct website in 2017. The online account used to post the advertisements was linked to Townsend through email and phone records. Townsend often dealt directly with the individuals who responded to the advertisements, negotiating terms and discussing prices. He also frequently accompanied the minor female and collected the money that was paid by the individuals in exchange for sex with the minor female.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the Dover Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kasey Weiland and Anna Dronzek.

18 U.S.C. § 1591(a)(1), (b)(2), and (c) - Sex Trafficking of a Minor
18 U.S.C. §§ 2251(a) & (e) - Production of Child Pornography

Outcome: Defendant pleaded guilty.

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