William Shupe, Chief of Police
20 Court Street
Exeter, NH 03833
For Immediate Release
Monday, April 4, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Exeter Police Arrest Man for Possession of Child Pornography
EXETER — Chief William Shupe reports that the Exeter Police Department arrested a man last week for possession of child pornography.
WILLIAM D. POTHIER, AGE 55, OF EXETER, N.H. is charged with six counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images (Class A Felony).
On Wednesday, March 30, detectives from the Exeter Police Department, a member of the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and police from the Hampton and Portsmouth Police Departments, along with the Strafford County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant at POTHIER’S residence.
The search was made in conjunction with an ongoing operation by undercover police officers, who were investigating the illegal use of computers and alleged possession and distribution of sexual abuse images of young children from within POTHIER’S condominium unit.
POTHIER was arrested on April 1 and arraigned at the 10th Circuit Court-District Division-Brentwood, where his bail was set at $50,000 cash/surety.
As an Aviation Safety Inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), POTHIER was ordered to surrender his FAA credentials and passport.