The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App
crimesider

Lisa Biron, N.H. lawyer with ties to conservative Christian group, arrested on child pornography charges

gavel, scales of justice
iStockphoto

(CBS/AP) CONCORD, N.H. - Lisa Biron, a New Hampshire lawyer associated with coalition of Christian lawyers, was arrested on federal child pornography charges after investigators say she took a teenager to Canada where she allegedly convinced the girl to engage in sexual activity and let it be filmed, reports the Concord Monitor.

Biron, 43, was arrested by FBI agents on Nov. 16 and  charged with seven counts of child exploitation, including transporting a child for illegal sexual conduct. She was also charged with manufacturing and possessing child pornography.

Biron will be held without bail until her trial, which is scheduled to begin Jan. 8.

Prosecutor Helen Fitzgibbon called for Biron to be held without bond, claiming other juveniles have been subjected to Biron's sexual activity and drug use. Witnesses have testified to seeing Biron in possession of ecstasy, marijuana and cocaine, according to the Monitor.

Police began investigating Biron on Sept. 29 after receiving a tip that she had child pornography on her computer, reports the Union Leader. Biron was first arrested by Manchester police last month on charges of possessing child pornography. When assessing the evidence, police reportedly determined the images were manufactured out of state and contacted federal authorities.

Manchester police say the videos and pictures found on Biron's computer are of a teenage girl Biron knows. The girl's name and age have not been released.

Biron has worked with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a group of attorneys known for their work against gay marriage and Planned Parenthood, but according to the ADF she was never an employee.