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NH Man Arrested for Allegedly Soliciting a Minor for Sex on Facebook

21-year-old Dustin Bortz of Rochester, N.H., was arrested Thursday on multiple charges



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    Hampton Police Department

    A New Hampshire man has been arrested after trying to solicit a minor for sex and graphic images on the internet, according to police.

    Twenty-one-year-old Dustin Bortz of Rochester, New Hampshire, was arrested on Thursday after an investigation.

    Hampton police say a minor child informed a Hampton School resource officer of inappropriate messages sent on Facebook, and from there, a detective assigned to the state's Internet Crimes Against Children task force took over the child's account, posing as them while talking to the suspect, identified later as Bortz.

    According to police, eventually a warrant was sought for Bortz's arrest on three counts of certain uses of computers, including attempted felonious sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and indecent exposure.

    Police say Bortz was arrested after traveling to a place in Rochester where he thought he would meet the victim. Bortz also faces another charge by Rochester police for traveling to meet the minor.

    Bortz is being held on $5,000 bail and will be arraigned Friday.

    Hampton police say the arrested was made with the help of Rochester, Concord, Rye and Bedford police, along with the ICAC task force, state police and the FBI. 

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