Image: Richard Hawes
Jim Cole  /  AP
Richard Hawes, 63, of New Hampshire was arraigned on five counts of possessing pornography, with bail set at $200,000. A Manchester drug store clerk brought pornographic photos of Hawes' 2-year-old granddaughter to police Tuesday, seeking help to identify her.
updated 6/9/2005 5:27:11 PM ET 2005-06-09T21:27:11

A man was arrested on child porn charges after he brought sexually explicit pictures of his 2-year-old granddaughter to a drugstore to have prints made and a clerk saw the images stored electronically in the machine he used, police said.

Fearing the girl was in danger and not knowing her identity, police released photos of the toddler. Her father saw the pictures Wednesday on national television and called authorities, according to an affidavit filed in Manchester District Court.

The grandfather, Richard Hawes, 63, of New Boston, was being held in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Photos taken during family visit
The girl and her family live in Florida. Hawes apparently took the photos of his granddaughter during a visit to Florida this spring, police said. The affidavit said Hawes admitted during a police interview that he had taken the photos with his digital camera.

Police said they were led to Hawes by a clerk at a CVS drugstore in Manchester. Hawes came to the store to print the photos from his digital camera, police said. The clerk found the photos when she went to clear a backlog of digital images from the store's self-serve photo kiosk.

The girl was being cared for by authorities in Florida early Thursday. A call to the Department of Children & Families was not immediately returned.

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