City man nabbed for child porn working out deal

CONCORD – The Nashua man who allegedly made plans to abduct a child while he shared child porn images with at least one other man has yet to be indicted by a federal grand jury, though his case has been in the U.S. District Court since December.

Chad Francisco, formerly of Bridge Street, faces a criminal complaint of possession of child pornography in the federal court, so he is currently being held on state charges. Police in Nashua arrested Francisco last year, while federal agents began investigating his actions, court records show.

This week, the federal court allowed prosecutors to extend the time they have to indict Francisco another 30 days, based on potential resolution that is now in negotiations. This is the fourth time prosecutors have asked for and been granted more time to work out a deal in the case.

Francisco allegedly started sharing photos of his wife with a Salem, Massachusetts man last year, according to the complaint filed in court. The two men connected via an internet listing. This arrangement allegedly soon devolved into the two men sharing nude photos of their wives. The women involved reportedly had no knowledge of this.

Francisco and the Massachusetts man, David R. Holland, then allegedly began sharing photos of children they each made via text message. The images were nude and pornographic in nature, according to the complaint.

Investigators found numerous images shared between Francisco, Holland, and a third man in New Hampton, according to records connected to Holland’s arrest. Neither Holland, nor the New Hampton man, have been arrested by federal authorities.

Holland, however, was arrested in Salem, Massachusetts after Nashua officers alerted police there about the alleged crimes. When police first went to Holland’s home, he allegedly attacked one of the detectives with a knife. Holland initially shouted for police to shoot him, according to court records.

Holland is being held without bail after Massachusetts prosecutors successfully argued that he is too dangerous to be released from jail.

Salem Police Sgt. Kristin Hanson testified in court that the two men also exchanged “extremely” graphic text messages in which they described what they would do with the girls in the photos, according to published reports.

Francisco and Holland also discussed a plan to introduce Holland to an 8-year-old child at a football game, and of slipping something into her juice to make her sleepy, Hanson testified. They also discussed the idea of looking for a girl in a park if that plan did not work out, Hanson testified, the reports state.

Damien Fisher can be reached at 594-1245 or dfisher@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_DF.

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