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Nashua police arrest two child pornography suspects in two days

By Dean Shalhoup - Senior Staff Reporter | Sep 30, 2022

Adam Earl Egerton, age 27, of 16 Coburn Ave., Nashua

NASHUA — Members of the police department’s Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit served arrest warrants to two Nashua men over the course of two days this week, both of whom are accused of possessing child sexual abuse images, police said.

Adam Earl Egerton, 27, of 16 Coburn Ave., was taken into custody Tuesday, and on Wednesday, the POP Unit arrested Leonardo Antonio McKanobb-Hadley, 18, of 21 Blanchard St., according to police.

The number of charges each man is facing wasn’t specified in police press releases, but according to the department’s online arrest logs, Egerton is charged with eight counts of possessing and/or buying child sexual abuse images, while McKanobb-Hadley is charged with five counts of possessing and/or buying CSAIs and three counts of manufacturing CSAIs.

Police said the investigations into both men began in February, when the department received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) “regarding the exploitation of children via the internet.”

Detectives with the department’s Cyber Crimes Against Children Unit

Leonardo Antonio Mckanobb-Hadley, age 18, of 21 Blanchard St., Nashua

furthered the investigations, and identified each of the men as suspects.

Upon forensic examination of electronic devices belonging to Egerton, police said child sexual abuse images were located, resulting in a warrant being issued for his arrest.

In McKanobb-Hadley’s case, detectives issued an arrest warrant after a search of his residence turned up electronic devices. Upon a forensic examination, the devices were allegedly located, prompting a warrant to be issued for his arrest.

The Nashua Police Department is an affiliate of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which work to combat child exploitation in New Hampshire.

More about the ICAC Task Force can be found at www.nhicac.org or through Facebook and Instagram.

Police urge anyone with additional information on the cases or who wishes to anonymously report cases of child exploitation to call the department’s Crime Line at 589-1665.

Dean Shalhoup may be reached at 594-1256 or dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com.


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