Janelle Westfall describes the moment she was solicited for nude photos by New London police chief David Seastrand as “chilling.”
The teen was walking home from a party in March 2013 when she was arrested by Seastrand and charged with giving a false name and for being in possession of a beer can, the New Hampshire Union Leader reports.
Four days later, she was summoned to the police station to discuss her options. There, Seastrand took her to the basement where he allegedly propositioned her.
“He said he would grab the station’s camera to shoot a series of nude photos of me,” Westfall told the paper, “and then he’d hold it over my head for two years to be sure I didn’t commit another crime.”