A Concord High School teacher is accused of sexually assaulting a girl while working at a summer camp at the Fessenden School in Massachusetts approximately four years ago.
Howie Leung, 36, who teaches special education in Concord, was arrested Wednesday in the city on a felony fugitive from justice charge. He faces extradition to Massachusetts where he faces charges of aggravated rape of a child, indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14, and indecent assault and battery on a child over the age of 14 in Newton District Court.
Leung is being held at the Merrimack County jail in Boscawen and is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning in Concords district court.
Concord police began their investigation of Leung in February after being notified by the New Hampshire Department of Education that Leung was accused of having inappropriate contact with his female students, Concord Police Lt. Sean Ford said Thursday morning. Through that investigation, police learned that Leung had sexually assaulted a Concord girl he knew in the Capital City and in Newton, Mass., police said.
Concord Police are continuing with the investigation and will continue working closely with Massachusetts authorities to determine the appropriate timing of any additional charges related to this State, Ford said in a statement.
Leung has worked for the Concord School District for almost 13 years, according to school records. He is a University of New Hampshire graduate and earned certificates in special education and advanced graduate studies from Granite State College and Plymouth State University respectively.
At Concord High, Leung is the advisor of the Save Our Cold Kids (SOCK) club, which organizes volunteer projects to help aid homeless children and their families in the local community.
During the summers, Leung has worked at the Fessenden Schools Summer English Explorers (ELL) Program, an overnight boarding program in West Newton, Mass., for boys and girls ages 9 to 15. Leung started with the program in 1998 and is now its director, according to Fessendens website.
Police ask anyone with information to contact Lt. Ford at 230-3728 or the Newton (Mass.) Police Department at 617-796-2121 or the Concord Regional Crimeline at 226-3100.
CONCORD, N.H. (WHDH) – A teacher accused of engaging in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor in Newton, Massachusetts four years ago was arrested in New Hampshire and will face a judge in the Bay State on Thursday, officials said.
Primo “Howie” Leung, 36, of Concord, is scheduled to be arraigned in Concord District Court on two counts of aggravated rape of a child, indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, and indecent assault and battery on a child over 14, according to the Concord New Hampshire Police Department.
Concord police became involved in a criminal investigation involving Leung in February after being notified by the New Hampshire Department of Education that Leung, a teacher in the Concord School District, was having inappropriate contact with female students, according to police.
Investigators gathered evidence that allegedly showed Leung had engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor in 2015 and 2016, while the victim lived in Concord, N.H. and Leung worked at a summer camp at Fessenden School in Newton, Mass.
Concord police are continuing their investigation to determine if Leung will face any additional charges in New Hampshire.
Anyone with information is asked to call Concord Police Lt. Sean Ford at 603-230-3728 or the Newton Police Department Community Service Bureau at 617-796-2103.