Court: Hinsdale man sexually exploited children
Benjamin Maes, 32, was arrested after an undercover detective with the FBI/Metropolitan D.C. Police Department task force on Nov. 15, 2012 placed an ad on Craigslist and received images of child pornography from Maes, who described himself online as a 42-year-old “taboo dad,” according to court records.
Maes was arrested in December 2012 on a federal warrant issued in the District of Columbia.
Investigators seized various electronic items belonging to Maes and forensic examination of his cellular phones revealed numerous images of child pornography, including images of Maes engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a minor.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Helen White Fitzgibbon.
If you suspect child abuse, call the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families at 800-894-5533, or contact your local police. If you have a question or concern, contact Granite State Children’s Alliance 889-0321 or online at www.cac-nh.org.