NH Author Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

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Brendan Dubois

EXETER, N.H. – Best-selling author Brendan Dubois, 64, of Exeter has been charged with six felony Class A complaints of possessing child pornography, according to a news release issued by the Exeter Police Department.

DuBois was processed Wednesday and was held for preventative detention, scheduled to to be arraigned Thursday at the 10th Circuit Court in Brentwood.

According to the release, in March, the Exeter Police Department, working with the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, opened an investigation into the crime of possession of child sexual abuse materials in the town of Exeter. A search warrant was later executed and as a result of the investigation, Dubois was was arrested Wednesday and turned himself in to the Exeter Police Department.

The Exeter Police Department was assisted in the case by ICAC Detectives from the Portsmouth, Dover, Pelham, Epping, Manchester Police Departments, the NH State Police, and the Massachusetts State Police.

According to his website, Dubois is the New York Times bestselling author of 29 novels, including THE FIRST LADY and THE CORNWALLS VANISH (March 2019), co-authored with James Patterson, along with THE SUMMER HOUSE (June 2020), and BLOWBACK (September 2022).

 Other novels co-authored with Patterson include COUNTDOWN (March 2023), followed by CROSS DOWN (June 2023). He has also published more than 200 short stories, according to his website.

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