Merrimack man charged with endangering child, sending nude photo of self
MERRIMACK — A local man is accused of sending a nude photograph of himself to a minor over the Internet.
On Thursday, police arrested Branden Bailey, 34, of 10 Swift Lane, on charges of indecent exposure, endangering the welfare of a child and certain uses of computer services prohibited.
Police said they opened an investigation after learning Bailey allegedly sent the nude photograph to a minor. Investigators also learned Bailey initiated conversations of a sexual nature with the minor and determined he sent the photograph and messages to the minor through an Internet-based service.
He was arraigned Friday in 9th Circuit Court, Merrimack District Division, where bail was set at $5,000 cash. A probable cause hearing is set for March 6.