A Lisbon man arrested nearly a year ago by the FBI on charges of making child sexual abuse images is taking his case to trial and has waived his right to a speedy trial in order to be evaluated, according to court records reviewed Monday. Dennis Michael Bousquet, 32, who also lived in Lyndonville, was indicted by a federal grand jury on one count of production of child pornographic images and one count of distribution of child pornography, charges that carry a maximum sentence of decades behind bars. The indictments come after his arrest by federal agents on March 31, a day after he allegedly took sexually explicit photographs of a pre-pubescent female and sent them through Kik, an online chat group, to an undercover FBI agent, who had several online chats with Bousquet in March 2021. Investigators said they traced the username of the Kik profile to Bousquet’s address in Lisbon.
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