Penacook man admits to soliciting sex from girl, 15
Brad Lizotte, 47, formerly of Concord, pleaded guilty to three counts of endangering the welfare of a child and a single count of obscene matters in Rockingham County Superior Court for exchanging sexually explicit text messages with the girl between June 12 and Sept. 29, 2012.
The mother told police that her daughter and Lizotte shared sexually explicit photos and text messages, according to prosecutors.
Portsmouth police detectives Rebecca Hester and Kristyn Berneir interviewed Lizotte about his phone, how he used his computer, his relationship with the victim and pornographic references he made while conversing with the girl.
The plea was struck after Lizotte lost a bid to have statements he made to police thrown out of court.
Lizotte had argued that statements he made to two Portsmouth police detectives should have been deemed inadmissible because police failed to read him his Miranda rights.
Police told Lizotte that he did not need to be present while police executed a search warrant at his home. Lizotte made no effort to end the interview or leave his house for work, Wageling noted.
He will receive a suspended prison sentence of 2½ to 5 years, according to terms of the plea deal.