Lisa Biron, a Manchester, New Hampshire lawyer associated with an anti-gay Christian law group, was arrested by the FBI after breaking her bail condition as she awaited a hearing on child pornography charges.
Biron was federally charged with transportation with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, possession of child pornography and five counts of sexual exploitation of children, the Concord Monitor reports.
Last October, Biron took a teenage girl she met on listings website Craigslist to Canada, where she engaged in sexual activity with the minor and filmed the act, according to federal indictments.
On Nov. 16, she was arrested by the FBI for posting another advertisement on Craigslist and continuing to watch child pornography on her computer, which she was only allowed to use for work.
A judge ordered her detained because “her release would be dangerous for the community.”
For her part, Biron’s lawyer, Jim Moir, asked the judge to consider her lack of criminal history when weighing her release and assured the judge the defendant won’t try to escape to another country.
“She’s had plenty of time to flee already. She has not,” Moir told the Concord Monitor, adding that Biron was ordered by a judge to relinquish her passport last month.
Biron is scheduled for trial in January 2012. If convicted, she faces 10 years to life in prison on the transportation charge and 15 years to life in prison on each of the exploitation of children charges, according to the Concord Monitor.
In the past, Biron worked with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a group of lawyers advocating for “religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family,” as state in the group’s website.