A Bethlehem man and registered sex offender was sentenced at Grafton Superior Court on Monday to a minimum of 6 1/2 years in New Hampshire State Prison for possession of child pornography.

A Bethlehem man and registered sex offender was sentenced at Grafton Superior Court on Monday to a minimum of 6 1/2 years in New Hampshire State Prison for possession of child pornography. Pleading guilty to six Class A felony counts, Dana Cormier, 46, was given a total sentence of 7 1/2 to 15 years to serve, with 345 days of pretrial confinement credit, according to his case summary. He was also sentenced on four counts of child pornography to 10 to 20 years in state prison, suspended for 10 years and to be served consecutively to the stand committed sentence, Grafton County Attorney Marcie Hornick said in a statement issued after Cormier’s plea and sentencing hearing. Cormier was arrested in Bethlehem on Feb. 18, 2021, after members of the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, made up of investigators from Cheshire County Sheriff’s Office, Grafton County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln Police Department, and Bethlehem Police Department executed a search warrant on his residence. Seized were numerous electronic devices that were forensically examined to confirm the images of abuse.

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