Newport man arrested on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault of a minor

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NEWPORT – On March 16, Timothy Wright, a 40-year-old resident of Newport, was arrested on charges of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault of a minor.

The Newport Police Department and New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families launched a joint investigation into the welfare of a minor child in Newport after reports of sexual abuse by an adult known to them.

Assisted by the Child Advocacy Center of Grafton and Sullivan Counties, the SANE program at Dartmouth Health, the Lincoln Police Department, and the Durham Police Department, the investigation led to the arrest of Wright.

The complaint alleges that Wright engaged in a pattern of multiple acts of sexual assault on a child under the age of 16 over a period of 2 months or more and within a period of 5 years.

Wright was held in preventative detention without bail pending arraignment in Sullivan Superior Court.

If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 10-20 years in New Hampshire State Prison.

The investigation is ongoing, and additional charges are anticipated.

Anyone with further information about this investigation is requested to contact Detective Alexander Marvin at (603)863-3232 or [email protected].

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