Hinsdale man gets 20 year minimum sentence for sex assault of a child


KEENE, N.H. — A Hinsdale man was sentenced to 20 to 50 years in state prison, after pleading guilty to charges that he recorded himself sexually abusing a girl under the age of 10.

According to the Keene Sentinel, Keith N. Morrissette, 53, pleaded guilty Monday to manufacture of child sexual abuse images, aggravated felonious sexual assault and possession of child sexual abuse images.

According to the Sentinel, Cheshire County Superior Court Judge David W. Ruoff sentenced Morrissette to consecutive sentences of 10 to 30 years on the first charge and 10 to 20 years on the second charge. On the third charge, Morrissette received a suspended sentence of 7-and-a-half to 15 years.

Morrissette was arrested in June, after Hinsdale police and the inter-agency N.H. Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force searched his home and vehicle. After searching Morrissette's iPad and cellphone, investigators found thumbnail images of him sexually assaulting a young girl, according to an affidavit written by Hinsdale Police Chief Todd A. Faulkner. The images resulted from a since-deleted video recorded on the iPad, Faulkner wrote.



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