January 04, 2016
KEENE — An accused online predator is set to be tried on possession of child pornography charges before a sexual assault charge leveled against him.
Harrison S. Chambers, 27, of Keene — accused of using the Internet to lure a 14-year-old girl to a city park for sex — was indicted on a felonious sexual assault charge and four felony counts of possession of child sexual abuse images in August.
Chambers was released in September on electronic monitoring and a $25,000 bond.
Police were called to the emergency room at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock on June 14 for a reported sexual assault of the teen.
The girl told Keene police Detective Jennifer Ramey she met Chambers on MyLOL.com. Chambers presented himself as a 17-year-old boy, police said.
Pretending to be the victim, Ramey agreed to meet Chambers. When he arrived at the meeting spot, police arrested him.
After his arrest, police discovered four child sexual abuse images on his phone.
He is set to go to trial May 20 on the four felony counts of possession of child sexual abuse images. According to court documents, a trial date for the sexual assault charge will be set after the first trial.
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