Posted Jan 10, 2013 08:43 pm CST
Urged by a defense lawyer to consider whether a New Hampshire attorney decided only after crossing the border into Canada to make a pornographic film featuring a 14-year-old girl, thus negating a key element of the charged crime, a federal jury in Concord lost little time in reaching a guilty verdict.
It found Lisa Biron, 43, guilty not only of transporting the teen to Canada to make a pornographic firm, but sexually exploiting her in making videos of her with another man as well as with Biron herself, the Union Leader reports.
Evidence in the case included recorded phone calls between Biron and her parents in which the lawyer apparently blames the teen for her own difficulties.
“It takes away any doubt of the defendant’s guilt,” assistant U.S. Attorney Helen Fitzgibbon told the jury of nine men and three women.
The verdict means that Biron will be sentenced to a minimum of 25 years in prison, said U.S. Attorney John Kacavas.
ABAJournal.com: “Awaiting Child Porn Hearing in State Court, NH Lawyer Is Arrested by FBI Agents, Held Without Bail”
Associated Press: “U.S. lawyer told to stay away from teen she’s accused of bringing to Ontario for sex”
Union Leader: “Final arguments expected in lawyer’s pornography trial”