Richard Gale

RICHARD GALE

LONDONDERRY - After nearly a year-long investigation, police arrested a Derry man Thursday on felony child pornography charges.

Londonderry police arrested Richard Gale of Derry and charged him with three felony counts of child pornography possession and one felony count of distribution of child pornography, according to a press release.

The investigation began in May 2018 when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children sent a tip to Londonderry Police Department about Gale, who was living in Londonderry at the time.

Over the next eleven months, detectives investigated Gale with assistance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

Gale is due to appear at the Rockingham County Superior Court for his first court appearance on May 3. He was released on an unsecured appearance bond.

Anyone with information can contact Det. Michael Tufo at Londonderry Police Department.