Former FAA Worker Convicted of Child Pornography Possession
CONCORD — A former Federal Aviation Administration employee who created child sex abuse images and then distributed them has been convicted.
A jury found William Pothier, 58, of Exeter, guilty Tuesday of possessing child pornography.
In January 2016, Exeter police received information that an IP address affiliated with a residence in Exeter was making images of child sex abuse available for sharing through the peer-to-peer file sharing software called Shareaza.
Officials continued to investigate and executed a search warrant at the home on March 30, 2016.
A laptop was seized and after a forensic examination, officials found videos and thumbnail images of child pornography. Additional evidence connected the laptop to Pothier, an FAA employee at the time.
A sentencing hearing on the case is set for May 24.