New Hampton man charged with soliciting teen for sex

NEW HAMPTON — An alternate member of the town's Planning Board has been indicted by a Belknap County grand jury for two separate counts of knowingly trying to solicit a person, using a computer, he believed to be under the age of 16 to engage in sexual intercourse.

Robert Joseph, 67, of 62 NH Route 132 North was indicted after an investigation conducted by federal authorities, said Belknap County Attorney Melissa Guldbrandsen.

The alleged Internet offenses occurred between the September 20, 2013 and November 9, 2013.

Joseph is listed on the town's Website as being an alternate member of the New Hampton Planning Board.

He is scheduled to appear for arraignment this morning in the Belknap County Superior Court.