January 4, 2013

N.H. sex case suspect ordered to have no contact with victim

The Associated Press

MANCHESTER, N.H. - A federal magistrate Thursday ordered a Manchester lawyer charged with sexually exploiting a child to have no contact with the 14-year-old whom prosecutors say she victimized.

U.S. Attorney John Kacavas sought the no-contact order in court, saying 43-year-old Lisa Biron of Manchester has been putting "great pressure on the minor victim about what to say and not say" during telephone conversations from jail.

Biron's attorney, James Moir, told U.S. Magistrate Landya McCafferty that Biron was not previously under a federal court order to have no contact with the girl.

McCafferty imposed the no-contact order at the end of the brief hearing.

Moir entered not guilty pleas Thursday on Biron's behalf to six counts of sexual exploitation of a child, one count of possession of child pornography and one count of transporting a minor to Canada to engage in sexual activity for purposes of producing child pornography.

Biron was first indicted in November and has been held without bond. Biron's trial is set to start Tuesday. The 14-year-old is listed -- by initials only -- on the government's list of 17 potential victims.

Prosecutors say that on various dates in 2012, Biron enticed or coerced the minor to perform sexually explicit acts for purposes of producing child pornography. They also say she took the girl to Ontario, Canada, in May to produce additional child pornography.


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