A Lisbon man faces years behind bars after being indicted by a grand jury on Friday on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against a minor and 31 felony counts of possessing child pornography.
Zackary Tivey, 25, is charged in the May round of felony indictments handed up at Grafton Superior Court with two special class felony counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault against a girl, then 13.
Tivey physically forced her to perform a sex act on him between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2017, in Lisbon, and did so under circumstances involving false imprisonment when he closed and locked his bedroom door and exposed himself, said county prosecutors.
He faces 31 Class A felony counts of possessing child sexual abuse images and videos of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct downloaded in 2018 that allegedly show pre-pubescent girls and girls 14 and 15 years of age, with girls in some videos looking at the camera and making statements such as, “I’m sorry if I disobeyed you, I will obey every single one of your orders, master” and “Are you happy, master?”
In addition, Tivey is charged with three Class A felony counts of unlawful computer services and a Class B felony count of unlawful computer for allegedly using Snapchat to entice several girls ages 14, 15, and 16 into sex and requesting they send him nude photographs of themselves.
In New Hampshire, a special class felony count is punishable by a maximum state prison sentence of 10 to 20 years and a Class A felony count is punishable by a maximum sentence of 7 1/2 to 15 years.
In February, Lisbon Police Chief Scott Pinson advised parents to keep an eye their children’s online communication following the arrest of Tivey.
In mid-December, multiple police agencies that included Lisbon police, the Grafton County Sheriff’s Department’s Computer Forensic Unit, and the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force began a two-month investigation into Tivey.
Tivey had targeted underage girls, from age 11 to 15, from around the area, to include out of state, said Pinson.
He advised parents to monitor their children’s activity on social media because the person their child is communicating with might not be the person they think.