Man sentenced for planting cameras in his apartment to film young girls showering

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Glen Lanchester (Police mugshot)

CONCORD - A Manchester man was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for sexual exploitation of a minor, the U.S. Attorneys Office announced on Friday.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in November 2018, the Manchester Police Department executed a search warrant at the residence of Glen Lanchester, 53, where they seized various electronic devices that contained child pornography.

Lancaster later admitted that he had previously used spy cameras which he placed in the bathroom of his apartment to film minor girls using the bathroom and showering.

He used these to create child pornography of at least two minor victims. Minor Victim #1, who is now an adult, viewed one of the images found on the defendant's computer and identified herself as being around seven or eight years old at the time it was taken. The image of Minor Victim #1 constitutes child pornography.

Lanchester pleaded guilty on Oct 8.

"By filming young children to create pornography, this defendant committed a horrific crime that cannot be tolerated," said Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley. "Not only is the crime itself disturbing, but it can have a lasting impact on the young victims whose innocence was stolen. This lengthy sentence helps to protect other children from being victimized. This case also demonstrates the New Hampshire law enforcement community's ongoing commitment to identifying and prosecuting child predators."

"We welcome today's sentence of Lanchester, whose actions represented a real threat to the community." said William S. Walker, Acting Special Agent In Charge, Homeland Security Investigations, Boston. "There's no crime more disturbing than the sexual exploitation of children, especially through production of pornographic materials, which only adds to the level of victimization in these cases. HSI is grateful for the solid teamwork of our partners in the Manchester Police Department and the U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire for ensuring that a measure of justice for the victims was achieved in this case."

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