Ex-girlfriend sex pictures posted on the site result in jail time

MANCHESTER, NH — A Litchfield man pleaded guilty to six counts of non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images in Hillsborough County Superior Court on Friday.

Dylan AJ Beaton, 32, of Sherwood Drive in Litchfield, has been accused of posting an ex-girlfriend’s private sexual images on a “revenge pornography” website. Court documents showed the victim was notified that her personal photos had appeared on a website and she contacted Manchester Police. Manchester Detective Austin Goodman, assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit, launched an investigation.

Goodman collected information from the victim that suggested Beaton, the victim’s former boyfriend, was the only person who had access to the photos and videos. Goodman also interviewed the person who informed the victim about the images and verified that the images were on the website.

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A search warrant has been issued for Beaton’s Sherwood Drive address. Detectives executed the warrant on January 21, 2022. Detectives collected cell phones and several electronic devices, including gaming systems.

Electronic forensic examination found the images on some of the electronic devices.

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After further investigation, including additional interviews and processing of forensic evidence, Goodman requested and received a 12 felony arrest warrant for non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images. Beaton was out on bail when the warrants were issued and was also charged with violating bail for the acts discovered by detectives.

On Beaton’s guilty plea, Assistant District Attorney Ryan C. Dill entered the New Hampshire State Penitentiary for two to four years, with an additional suspended sentence. Beaton had previously been convicted of stalking the same victim.

Judge Diane Nicolosi sentenced Beaton to 8 months in the House of Corrections with suspended and suspended sentences.

In a statement, the Hillsborough Borough Attorney’s Office praised Manchester Police Detective Goodman and Heather Howell, the Hillsborough Borough Attorney’s Victims Counsel.

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