CLAREMONT, NH—According to a statement released by the Claremont Police Department on Friday, a juvenile reported to a school crisis counselor on January 27 that she had been allegedly sexually assaulted. The Claremont School District immediately made the required notifications to the Division for Children, Youth and Families and the Claremont Police Department.
The Claremont Police Department initiated a criminal investigation, which included interviews and the collection of physical evidence pursuant to a search warrant, said Capt. Stephen Lee of the Claremont Police Department. On February 7, the following subject was arrested on a warrant for Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault: Bruce Young, age 57, of Claremont. The complaint is a special class Felony punishable by 10-20 years in New Hampshire State Prison, according to Lee.
Young was transported to the Sullivan County House of Corrections without bail pending his arraignment in Sullivan Superior Court, which was scheduled for February 8.
The Claremont Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Claremont School District, the Child Advocacy Center of Grafton and Sullivan Counties, and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Child Advocacy and Protection Program. The prosecution is being handled by Assistant Sullivan County Attorney Christine Hilliard.
Lee said the investigation into this matter “is ongoing, and further charges are anticipated.”
Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to call Claremont Police Detective Casey Piehl at (603)542-7010 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.