Below is information about Andrew Hazelton that appeared in twitter on April 12, 2021
Andrew Hazelton originally from Westford, Massachusetts pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and in Jan. 2022 was sentenced to 5 years in prison.
Andrew Hazelton is originally from Westford, Massachusetts. He is 28 years old (as of Feb. 28, 2021) and is a member of the Nationalist Social Club (NSC). On Telegram (a messaging app) Andrew goes by the name “Andrew Anagnorisis”. Definition of anagnorisis : the point in the plot especially of a tragedy at which the protagonist recognizes his or her or some other character’s true identity or discovers the true nature of his or her own situation. Merriam-Webster Dictionary
While Andrew and NSC thought the chat was private, it wasn’t. Andrew revealed a lot about himself and regularly shared violent neo-Nazi content
In the chat Andrew seems delighted that his initials are AH, the same as Adolf Hitler. He discloses that he is originally from Massachusetts but as of this doxx lives in Portland, Maine.
Andrew is a committed neo-Nazi and praises extreme violence. On several occasions he expressed joy over mass shootings, wishing shooters killed more people and fantasized about racist and misogynistic violence. In the screenshot below Andrew writes “Based fren” which means “courageous ally”. The shooting occurred on March 22, 2021 in Boulder Colorado, 10 people were murdered.
UPDATE: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Portland Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography
PORTLAND, Maine: A Portland man pleaded guilty today in federal court to possessing child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.
According to court records, on April 29 of this year, investigators with the FBI executed search warrants for the residence and person of Andrew Hazelton, 28. Investigators encountered Hazelton just outside the residence and informed him of the warrants. He had a Samsung smartphone in his pants pocket that he provided to investigators and later unlocked. An analysis of the phone revealed a folder containing dozens of video files depicting minors, some of them prepubescent, engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
Hazelton faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a term of supervised release of at least five years and up to life. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The FBI investigated the case.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Department’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
Andrew Hazelton, reputed neo-Nazi and son of Westford Select Board member Scott Hazelton, arrested on child porn charges
WESTFORD — Andrew Hazelton, a former Westford Academy and UMass Lowell student, has been arrested in Portland, Maine, on federal possession of child pornography charges.
He is the son of Westford Select Board member Scott Hazelton and is also a reputed neo-Nazi and former member of the white supremacist group National Socialist Club (NSC). The group appears to have ousted Hazelton, 28, after news of the charges came to light.
According to federal court documents filed on April 30, Hazelton could face up to 10 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine if convicted. He is currently being held without bail.
As the Portland Press-Herald reported, a Portland-area business owner who employed Hazelton initially called the FBI because he had received an anonymous tip that suggested Hazelton may plan a workplace shooting. The employer said he was already planning to fire him for poor attendance, but feared if he did so, he could come back to the workplace armed.
Jonathan Duquette, a task force officer with the FBI, subsequently received a search warrant for Hazelton, and executed the warrant on April 29, according to federal court documents obtained by The Sun. It appears that the warrant was issued as a result of the report from Hazelton’s former employer.
When Hazelton handed his Samsung cellphone over, Duquette found a folder in his photo gallery named “1488,” which is a hate symbol. In that folder, he saw “dozens” of videos that depicted minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, including multiple videos of a six- or seven-year old girl performing sex acts on an adult male.
Duquette was also able to deduce that these videos were transmitted over the Internet, which qualifies them as being transported through “interstate or foreign commerce, which is against the law.
This is not Hazelton’s first run-in with the law over child pornography. In 2019, the parent of a Maine 10-year-old girl reported to the police that Hazelton was messaging her on Instagram, and that he solicited multiple suggestive pictures from her. He also said that he wanted to have sex with her. Although authorities confiscated his phone and took screenshots of that conversation, nothing else happened at that time.
In a federal court filing from April 28, Duquette laid out the facts in the 2019 incident, citing these as probable cause to issue a search warrant of Hazelton and his home.
Hazelton has long been on the radar of “Antifa Garfield,” as they’re known on Twitter, a Boston-based individual who monitors and posts about extreme right-wing organizing online. “Garfield,” who declined to be named in this story, citing their personal safety, does this because “people deserve to know if their next-door neighbor is talking about, like, committing genocide and committing mass shootings online,” they said. “I think that’s kind of integral to safety, and people deserve to know about that.” They also hope to make it more difficult for these extremists to organize online and inflict harm on communities.
Garfield had been monitoring Hazelton for a while online, and was able to piece together his identity through public messages on the right-wing-friendly app Telegram and other platforms. Hazelton was a member of the Nationalist Social Club, or NSC, a group of about two dozen white nationalists spread throughout New England.
Carla Hill, Associated Director at the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, has been monitoring NSC since it formed in late 2019 by Chris Hood, of Malden. “They believe that the white race is under threat from Jews and non-whites, and that they want to take their country back,” she said of NSC. She added that the group aims to build up their network from the local level and expand from there, and are known for “tagging” neighborhoods in a similar fashion to street gangs.
Unlike some other white nationalist groups who frame their ideology as “patriotism,” Hill said NSC’s is more straightforward. “Their particular brand of white supremacy is quite clear, it’s not sugar-coated at all. And they’re focused on regaining turf, so it’s kind of like a turf war for them.”
Garfield shared screenshots with The Sun from Telegram that show that Hazelton has tried to radicalize his father, Westford Select Board member Scott Hazelton, on numerous occasions via text message, though Garfield was clear that his father has not necessarily taken the bait.
“Andrew was trying to get him to believe these anti-Semitic pseudoscience beliefs,” Garfield said. “He was like, actively asking everyone in the chat like, ‘Oh, my dad said this, how do I respond to that to make him hate Jewish people?’”
Hazelton had also expressed pleasure that his initials are AH, the same as Adolf Hitler’s, posted several photos of Nazi paraphernalia, volunteered to teach other group members how to use firearms, and cheered on mass shooters after specific events, most recently the mass shooting in a Colorado grocery store that killed 10. He also posted several photos of his canvassing efforts around Portland with NSC-emblazoned propaganda.
The Press-Herald also reported that Hazelton bragged to former coworkers about attending the Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6.
Since Hazelton was outed, he had deleted those chats and presumably changed his screen name. Once NSC learned of Hazelton’s arrest, the group publicly denounced Hazelton on Telegram.
Another member of NSC, Michael Robert Moura of Stoughton, was arrested in late April on firearms charges. Garfield also said they have been following two other white supremacists, both students at UMass Lowell. The two have posted photos of propaganda materials they’ve distributed in and around Lowell, Boston and elsewhere.
Scott Hazelton did not respond to multiple requests for comment, but the Press-Herald reported that Andrew Hazelton’s lawyer, public defender David Beneman, argued in a hearing Wednesday that Andrew Hazelton’s family is supporting him, and that they were at the Zoom hearing that morning. Beneman said that Andrew Hazelton was seeking mental health treatment.