Jul 18, 2016 9:27 PM
Ex-NH State Rep. Kyle Tasker indicted on drug and child solicitation charges
CONCORD - Former N.H. State Rep.Kyle Tasker has been indicted on drug and child solicitation charges.
Rockingham County Attorney Patricia Conway announced that Tasker was indicted on a four charges of certain uses of computer services prohibited for trying to solicit sex from a person he believed to be a child using a computer.
Tasker was also indicted on five charges possession with intent to distribute. The state says that he knowingly possessed 5.16 ounces of psilocin - also known as mushrooms; 3.49 ounces of MDMA (ecstasy); .43 grams of Buprenorphine; and 9.487 grams of hash oil; and one count of possession for having .062 grams of MDMA.
The former Nottingham state representative is also facing four felonies, including trying to lure a 14-year old to have sex with and possessing large quantities of drugs.
He faces one charge of certain uses of a computer prohibited, which is a class B felony, and three charges of possession of a controlled drug, all class A felonies.
Tasker's charges stem back to when the mother of a 14-year-old girl filed a complaint with police in January, claiming Tasker had been soliciting her daughter for sex through Facebook. Tasker allegedly had met the girl and later contacted her via Facebook, and in a message is accusing of asking her age and then said “girls like you could get me into trouble.” Tasker is also accused of asking the girl to perform sexual acts.
Tasker is currently released on $50,000 bail. While on bail, he is prohibited from contact with the teen, her family or anyone younger than 18, as well as using devices with an Internet connection.