Former Church Worker Jailed For Child Sex Abuse Images
By: Max Sullivan
BRENTWOOD – A former maintenance supervisor at Bethany Church in Greenland was sentenced to prison last week for possessing images of children being sexually abused.
Ronald Nekoroski, 69, of 2 Maple Ridge Road, Seabrook, pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to two counts of possessing child sexual abuse images in Rockingham Superior Court.
Nekoroski was sentenced to 3 to 6 years in New Hampshire State Prison, according to court records. He also received a suspended prison sentence of 7 1/2 to 15 years and must participate in the state’s sex offender program as part of the plea deal.
Nekoroski was arrested Jan. 3 this year after police found images depicting sexual child abuse on laptops, hard drives and USB thumb drives in his home. He was indicted in April on six felony counts of possession of child sexual abuse images by a Rockingham County grand jury.
Nekoroksi was being monitored by bracelet until June 21 when it was removed by authorities, according to an operator at the Rockingham County House of Corrections. He is receiving 83 days credit for confinement prior to his plea and sentencing.
Nekoroski worked at Bethany Church before retiring in 2015 and previously at IBM and Motorola, according to published reports. His arrest was the result of an investigation by the regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. ICAC found his IP address during a probe into the file sharing network Bit Torrent, from which Nekoroski appeared to be downloading the files, according to a police affidavit and Portsmouth detective Duane Jacques.
Police said at the time of his arrest six images were allegedly found in Nekoroski’s home that depicted acts involving adult men and minor females, including some prepubescent children.