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Reference: Internet solicitation arrest

Date of Release: May 17th, 2006

On Wednesday, May 17th, 2006 at approximately 3:20 PM, the Portsmouth Police Department arrested:

Michael J. Sullivan
Date of birth 06/10/81
5 Ferry Road
Salisbury, Massachusetts

Mr. Sullivan was arrested in Portsmouth for one count of Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited, contrary to NH RSA 649-B: 4, a class B felony. A search was subsequently executed in conjunction with Massachusetts authorities at his residence, where evidence associated with this investigation was seized.

This arrest was the result of an investigation by the Northern New England Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The Portsmouth Police Department is the founding partner of this task force, which is grant funded through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. It identifies persons who are attempting to solicit and/or exploit children on-line.

Mr. Sullivan was processed at the Portsmouth Police Department and at this time he is being held on $5,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned in Portsmouth District Court tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM.

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 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500