Kensington man convicted on multiple counts of child sexual abuse images

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KENSINGTON — A Rockingham County jury found Todd Burnim, 56, of Kensington, guilty of 15 counts of Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Images on March 20, after a six-day trial.

The conviction stems from a Jan. 18, 2022, incident when the Kensington Police Department and the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force attempted to serve a search warrant at Burnim’s residence.

Upon making contact, Burnim retreated into his home, leading to a two-hour standoff before his arrest.

He has been detained since then at the Rockingham County House of Corrections.

Sgt. Brad Von Haden led the investigation, with assistance from the Kensington Police and ICAC forensic analysts.

The case, prosecuted by the Rockingham County Attorney’s Office, included testimonies from law enforcement and those acquainted with Burnim’s technological expertise.

County Attorney Patricia Conway, along with Assistant County Attorneys Roger “Rusty” Chadwick and Taylor Beucler, presented the case, emphasizing the damage caused by Child Sexual Abuse Imagery.

Conway argued that each time such an image is viewed, the child is revictimized.

Burnim faces unrelated pending charges for Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault, with a trial expected later in the year.

He was also recently indicted on additional charges related to Child Sexual Abuse Images and is set for an April arraignment.

The sentencing for the possession convictions is scheduled for May.

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