Manchester Attorney Sentenced to 40 Years on Federal Child Exploitation Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 23, 2013|
CONCORD, NH—Lisa Biron, 43, of Manchester, was sentenced today in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to 40 years in federal prison on child exploitation charges, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.
Following a three-day jury trial in January, Biron was convicted of transportation of a child for illegal sexual conduct, sexual exploitation of a child, and possession of child pornography.
The investigation began in September 2012, when an 18-year-old male reported to the Manchester Police Department that he met Biron via a Craigslist personal ad that she had placed. The young male reported that he smoked marijuana and had sex with Biron, following which she introduced him to a young female as her “18-year-old roommate,” who in fact was barely 14 years old. Biron subsequently encouraged the young male to engage in sexual activity with the minor female while Biron video recorded them.
The male also reported that Biron showed him videos of the minor female engaged in sexual activity with another young man. Based on this information, law enforcement initiated an investigation, which included the search of Biron’s residence and her computer. The search revealed videos and photographs of the minor female engaged in sexual activity with this other young male. Evidence at trial revealed that Biron had transported the minor female to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, in May 2012 for the purpose of manufacturing the videos of the minor female engaged in sexual activity with this young male. The search of Biron’s computer also revealed a video of Biron herself engaged in sexual activity with the minor female.
United States Attorney Kacavas observed that “this case represents yet another example of our resolve to identify, prosecute, and seek long federal prison terms for those who, like the defendant, exploit minors for sexual purposes. As for this defendant, her sentence effectively removes her from society for the balance of her life and eradicates the threat she poses to minors and adolescents. As for like-minded individuals who prey on our children, or who manufacture, distribute, and possess images of child sexual exploitation, let this sentence serve as a warning that you will face swift and certain justice in New Hampshire.”
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, the Hillsborough County Attorney’s Office, the Manchester Police Department, the Strafford County House of Corrections, and the Ontario Provincial Police. The case was prosecuted by United States Attorney John P. Kacavas and Assistant United States Attorney Helen Fitzgibbon.