The Lebanon Police Cyber Crimes Unit had been investigating through a social media provider targeting individuals who were looking to victimize children.
Lebanon Police Officers engaged in a conversation via social media with a male who later arrived at a location to meet a person he thought was a juvenile for sexual acts on February 5, 2021. He was identified as John Mays, age 32, from Canaan, NH.
Mays is a registered sex offender, due to three previous convictions of felonious sexual assault on a victim age 13-15. Mays was convicted of these three offenses on October 10, 2013 and was sentenced to the New Hampshire State Prison.
Lebanon Police took Mays into custody and charged him with Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited, Attempted Felonious Sexual Assault, and Attempted Endangering Welfare of a Child, all Class B Felony offenses. Mays was held in preventative detention and will be arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on February 8, 2021.
The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit will continue to prosecute those who use the internet to sexually exploit children. The Lebanon Police Department is an affiliate of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce (ICAC).
Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello Datte: 2/8/2021