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August 06. 2013 8:14PM

Indictments expected soon against Windham man facing child porn charges


DAVID ROTH 

BRENTWOOD — A Windham man charged with posting videos of child pornography to a video- and photo-sharing website could be indicted sometime this month, according to county prosecutors.

David Roth, 21, is facing three counts of distribution of child sexual abuse images for allegedly posting the videos on the free video- and photo-sharing site Flixya.com, according to court complaints.

Roth was arrested in late January by Windham police.

Prosecutors recently won permission from a superior court judge to extend a 90-day deadline to seek indictments in the case.

A grand jury is expected to consider indictments in the case this month in Rockingham County Superior Court, according to court records.

Prosecutors have not detailed the scope of the case or how Roth’s alleged actions were detected by police, but they cited the complexity of the investigation to request more time to bring charges.

“This is a rather involved case and investigation that spans two counties,” Assistant County Attorney Jerome Blanchard said in a court motion.

Roth was charged as a result of an investigation by Windham police and the state’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Police say Roth transferred three videos of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct to the Flixya website. The videos were posted July 19, 2012, and July 22, 2012, according to court complaints.

Roth waived his probable cause hearing in 10th Circuit Court in Salem on March 13, electing not to hear evidence used to support his arrest.

He has remained free on $25,000 personal recognizance bail.

A circuit court judge ordered Roth to have no contact with minors under the age of 16 except for family members. He was also barred from using computers or the Internet, according to a court order.

Roth could face up to 7½ to 15 years in state prison on each of the charges if convicted.

jkimble@newstote.com


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