Man with diaper-changing fetish contests laptop seizure
BRENTWOOD — Prosecutors want a Hooksett man with a diaper-changing fetish to forfeit his laptop, and asked a judge to let them seize ownership of the computer because Hampton police allegedly found what's described as images of “child erotica” during a forensic examination.
Eric Carrier, 25, was recently sentenced to five days in Merrimack County jail for violating his probation, according to prosecutors.
His probation violation comes as Hooksett police investigate new complaints by two home health care providers that they received suspicious calls from a man soliciting care for his adult son with a brain injury.
“We don’t believe these calls are legitimate,” Hooksett police Chief Peter Bartlett said Thursday. Bartlett said he wanted to warn all home care providers to follow their intake protocols.
“We don’t want anybody going to a home and have anything happen,” he said.
Carrier spent roughly 7½ months behind bars on an attempted indecent exposure charge and an earlier probation violation in exchange for pleading guilty in April.
Carrier admitted he tried to expose himself to a home care nurse and another woman on Sept. 12, 2012, in Hampton during a ruse where he posed as a younger man with a brain injury. When the nurse arrived at the home, Carrier asked her to change his diaper.
The woman refused and notified Hampton police about the encounter.
Assistant County Attorney Michael Zaino said that the state should have the right to take the computer because Carrier used it to target home care nurses in the Hampton case.
“The laptop itself contains what can be considered potential child pornography,” Zaino said in a court motion.
Carrier is contesting the state’s effort to take his laptop. A judge will have a hearing Aug. 12 to decide whether the state can keep the computer.
Hooksett police have stopped short of saying Carrier is responsible for the most recent calls.
Bartlett said one of the complaints was originally made to Manchester police, but the matter was referred to his department because the caller provided a Granite Street address in Hooksett.
Court records show Carrier’s last known address as 95 Granite St. in Hooksett.