Concord Sex Offender Molested Student: Police

Concord Sex Offender Molested Student: Police

Registered sex offender accused of sexually assaulting child

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CONCORD, N.H. (WHDH) – A registered sex offender is facing sexual assault charges after police in New Hampshire say he molested a young child whose parent he had befriended.

Police said detectives began an investigation last week after being contacted by officials at the Merrimack Valley School District. Officials there told police that members of the community said Lessor had been spending a lot of time with a particular child to whom he was not related. Authorities said some of that time was unsupervised.

Registered sex offender accused of molesting child in NH

John Lessor, 64, of Concord, was arrested Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. after Merrimack Valley School District officials learned he had been spending a lot of unsupervised time with a child to whom he was not related, according to the Concord Police Department.

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Police say detectives were able to determine that Lessor had sexually assaulted the victim over a period of time and that the assaults were continuing.

Jetta Bernier of the Boston-based child advocacy organization MassKids says two thirds of situations involve people similar to this, people who befriend children, who are known and in the parents circle of acquaintances.

Lessor is charged with three counts of felonious sexual assault. He is slated to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Merrimack County Superior Court.

A registered sex offender from New Hampshire has been arrested on charges he allegedly sexually assaulted a young child whose parent he had befriended.

Anyone who has information regarding the case is asked to contact Concord Police Lt. Sean Ford at 230-3728 or the Concord Regional Crimeline at 226-3100.

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