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[girls sending nudes]Exeter man accused of stalking, sending nudes to 15-year-old girl on Snapchat

  EXETER —?A 19-year-old man is facing several felony charges for allegedly sending a 15-year-old girl pornographic videos of himself naked and soliciting her for sex via Snapchat.?

  Anthony Shaw was indicted this month by a Rockingham County grand jury stemming from his March 18 arrest by the Exeter Police Department.?

  An indictment is not an indication of guilt or innocence. It means a grand jury found enough evidence to warrant a trial.?

  According to a police affidavit filed by Exeter police Detective Bailey Teixeira, the 15-year-old girl first met Shaw while hanging out with friends at the field behind Father’s Family Church on Linden Street. Shaw?”started showing up.”

  Anthony Shaw

  She told police Shaw somehow got her Snapchat and over the next few months started sending her nude images of himself asking her if she “sends nudes” and told her not to tell anyone because it’s illegal.

  ”Shaw offered her weed or nicotine and asked her to sneak out of her house and meet him at the train tracks,” the affidavit read. “…Whenever Shaw sent (the victim) nude photos and videos, he would tell her he wanted to have sex with her.”

  The girl reported that Shaw sent messages from multiple accounts because she would block them. She?told police Shaw sent a video of him masturbating and calling her “babygirl” as well as pictures of him naked giving the “kissy face.”

  In total, the girl told police she?received 30 indecent exposure Snapchat photos from Shaw since she met him.?

  Anthony Shaw, 19, of Exeter, was indicted on four counts of certain uses of computer service prohibited, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of indecent exposure and lewdness.

  In the chats, she told him that she was 15 years old and that she had a boyfriend, according to the affidavit.?

  The girl told police Shaw allegedly showed up outside her home on Feb. 28 and again on March 1, knocking on her bedroom window.?

  ”The victim did not respond or move. She wanted to get up and get Dad, but she was afraid that if she moved Shaw would come into her room,” the affidavit reads.

  Shaw, according to the affidavit, allegedly said, “I’ll come back, maybe your (sic) sleeping.”

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  Police said Shaw allegedly came back the next night but the girl told police that she stayed “in her closet because she was scared.”?

  She told police that he was angry she was not answering him and he hit her window and began screaming.?

  The girl filed a police report March 2?after crying at the dinner table and?confiding with her parents what had happened and that “there is a guy showing up at her window.”?

  The girl later sat down for an interview in March?with the Seacoast Child Advocacy Center. CAC works with local police, coordinating specialized services for abused children and their families.

  Police received a search warrant on March 15 for Shaw’s Snapchat and Instagram accounts. They also had a police detective from the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force?assume the girl’s account to see if Shaw would respond.?

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  The detective reported that Shaw sent pictures of him smoking a bong and drinking alcohol as well as nude photos.?The detective, assuming the role of the girl, said she was 15 to which Shaw allegedly responded, “that he was okay with that.”?

  Police also forensically downloaded the girl’s cellphone at the Internet?Crimes Against Children Task Force lab in Manchester, where they recovered images allegedly sent by Shaw.

  Shaw was indicted on four counts of certain uses of computer service prohibited, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of indecent exposure and lewdness.?

  Each of the seven?felonies carries a prison term of 3.5 to 7 years in prison.?

  He was also charged with misdemeanor charges of stalking and two counts of violation of privacy.

  Shaw has been held in preventive detention since his March 1?arrest.

  Bail was initially denied after the judge expressed concern about releasing Shaw to his mother’s home as it’s near the alleged victim’s home.

  It was denied a second time after an evidentiary hearing, where the Rockingham County Supervised Pretrial Release (RCSPR) program stated that Shaw would not be a good fit for release based on calls he made from jail, and that they?would be unable to monitor Shaw’s internet usage or unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 16.?

  In the calls made from jail, Shaw?stated she deserves to be backhanded and that “he does not give a (expletive)” and that he would run away in two months and continue to use drugs and alcohol, according to court documents.?

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  During the hearing, defense attorney Lauren Prusiner presented evidence including testimony from Shaw’s mother. The mother testified surveillance footage from their home security system “proves” Shaw did not go to the girl’s house on Feb. 28 and March 1.?

  In his order denying reconsideration of bail, Judge Daniel St. Hilaire stated the?camera footage neither substantiated nor detracted from the allegation that the defendant was allegedly at the victim’s property on the date and time alleged.?

  ”By clear and convincing evidence, this court finds that the defendant is a danger to the public and this victim in particular,” stated St. Hilaire.?

  Shaw is scheduled to be arraigned on May 27.?

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