NH Man Accused of Sending Lewd Photos to Person He Thought Was a Minor
DERRY — A Portsmouth man was arrested on 10 felony charges after police said he was communicating online and attempted to meet up with a person who he thought was a minor.
The Portsmouth Police Department arrested Patrick Foster, 46, at his home just after 11 a.m. Tuesday on a Derry police felony arrest warrant.
The arrest warrant stemmed from an investigation in which police said Foster had been communicating online with a person he thought was under the age of 16.
Derry Police Captain Vern Thomas said Foster attempted to meet up with who he thought was a minor and sent lewd photos while communicating online.
Foster was charged with seven counts of certain uses of a computer service prohibited and three counts of indecent exposure and lewdness, both felonies. He was arraigned Thursday in Derry distric court and is being held on $10,000 cash bail at the Rockingham County House of Corrections. A probable cause hearing is scheduled for Oct. 19.
The investigation was conducted by the Derry Police Detectives with the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, Portsmouth Police Department, and ICE – Homeland Security Investigations.