The Lebanon Police Department Cyber Crimes Unit has been conducting an investigation through a social media provider targeting individuals who were seeking to victimize children.
Lebanon Police Officers engaged in a conversation via social media with a male who was later identified as Daniel Allard, age 31, of Woodsville, NH.
This investigation led to Allard arriving at a location in Lebanon to meet a person who he thought was a juvenile for sexual acts on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.
Allard was taken into custody and charged with Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited, attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child, attempted Indecent Exposure, and attempted Felonious Sexual Assault, all Class B Felonies. Allard was held in preventative detention and is expected to be arraigned in the Grafton County Superior Court on Thursday, September 29, 2022.
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 Phillip J. Roberts Date: 09/28/2022