INTER-NET: 12 arrested for allegedly using computers to solicit sex from minors

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NASHUA – Twelve people – including two men in their 50s – face various charges related to their alleged use of the internet to solicit sex with children, after a New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children’s Task Force operation this week.

Law enforcement agencies participating in the operation included the Nashua Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Portsmouth Police Department, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Strafford County Sheriff’s Department, Cheshire County Sheriff’s Department, Grafton County Sheriff’s Department, and the U.S Secret Service.

Those arrested, along with their alleged offenses, are:

• Richard Balla, 31, of Charlestown, New Hampshire. One felony count of certain computer services prohibited; one count of attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault.

• Jake Clarke, 33, of Newport, New Hampshire. One felony count of certain computer services prohibited; one count of attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault.

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• Keith Colantonio, 37, Milford, Massachusetts. One felony count of certain computer services prohibited.

• Samuel Da Silva, 41, Chelsea, Massachusetts. One felony count of certain computer services prohibited.

• Julius DeNitto, 58, of Hudson. One felony count of certain computer services prohibited.

• David Kendall, 25, of White River Junction, Vermont. One felony count of certain computer services prohibited; one count of attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault.

• Alex Kinney, 28, of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. One felony count of certain computer services prohibited; two felony counts of indecent exposure and lewdness.

Colantonio

• David Martin, 39, of Nashua. One felony count of certain computer services prohibited.

• Paul Pratte, 51, of Merrimack. One felony count of certain computer services prohibited.

• Casely Schandorf, 42, of Laurel, Maryland. One felony count of certain computer services prohibited.

• Kushal Shah, 20, of Nashua. One felony count of certain computer services prohibited.

• Jeremy Stinson, 28, of Penacook, New Hampshire. One felony count of certain computer services prohibited.

DaSilva

“Predators are forewarned that we will use all of our resources available to make sure there is no safe place to hide for those who would victimize children,” stated Sgt. John Peracchi of the Portsmouth Police Department, who is commander of the task force.

DeNitto

Kendall

Kinney

Martin

Pratte

Schandorf

Shah

Stinson