Published DateBy Daymond Steer
CONCORD — A mistrial has been declared in the case of Jonathan Tanguary, the former Bartlett selectman accused of possession of child porn.
The trial began Monday morning in U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Prosecutors alleged Tanguay had highly organized stashes of porn on several devices found in his home. But Tanguay's defense team argued the porn was planted without their client's knowledge.
The jury received the case on Wednesday afternoon.
No information was available Friday on the reason for the mistrial except that there was a problem during jury deliberations.
Tanguay, 41, of Bartlett, was arrested on child porn charges in February of 2010 and was later indicted multiple times in Carroll County Superior Court. Tanguay was a selectman when he was arrested.
In December of 2011, Tanguay was indicted on a possession of child pornography charge in federal court. In January of 2012, the state charges were dropped because Tanguay had been indicted federally.
The federal trial will be rescheduled for May.