Joshua Carrasquillo, arrested by the Nashua Police Department on charges tied to sexual assault.
Joshua Carrasquillo, arrested by the Nashua Police Department on charges tied to sexual assault. (Photo courtesy of Nashua Police Department)

NASHUA — A 37-year-old Pepperell man was arrested for allegedly driving north to have sex with a person he believed to be underage.

Joshua Carrasquillo, of Hollis Street, was arrested by the Nashua Police Department on June 10 at 7:22 p.m. He is charged with prohibited certain uses of computer services, attempted felony sexual assault and falsifying physical evidence, all felonies.

According to police, Carrasquillo's arrest was part of a joint operation between the department and the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force known as Operation Cyber Guardian. Launched this past May, the undercover operation targeted people trying to lure minors in New Hampshire into sex over the internet. The operation led to the arrests of 12 men from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont and Maryland back in May with charges similar to Carrasquillo's.

Police said the Pepperell man was communicating with a person he believed to be a juvenile. Carrasquillo allegedly agreed to travel to Nashua on June 10 to have sexual contact with the person he was talking to via a mobile application. When he arrived in Nashua to meet the person he was communicating with, he was arrested. His charges are also related to him deleting said mobile app after he thought police were about to look into his phone.

Carrasquillo is facing up to seven years in prison for each of his charges. He was arraigned on his charges in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South on June 11 and posted $5,000 cash bail to be released. He's due back in court on August 13 at 9 a.m.


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