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Methuen man faces child assault, porn charges

A Methuen man was arraigned today in Lawrence District Court on six counts of aggravated statutory rape and six counts of posing a child for sexual photos, Methuen police said.

Sixty-three-year-old John Lefebre is being held in the Middleton jail and is scheduled for a dangerousness hearing on July 20, said Methuen Police Lieutenant James Jajuga Jr.

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Jajuga said evidence was obtained using a search warrant served on Lefebre’s residence Thursday evening, and that once the evidence is reviewed, further charges may be filed.

Jajuga said Methuen police are working with the Essex County district attorney’s office and that an investigation is underway.

In an effort to protect the victims, police could not share any further information about the crimes, Jajuga said.

Melissa Werthmann can be reached at melissa.werthmann@globe.com.
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