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Claremont man sentenced for felonious sexual assault


Staff Report
Tuesday, May 14, 2019

NEWPORT — A 57-year-old Claremont man has been sentenced to 6½ years in New Hampshire State Prison after pleading guilty to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault.

Bruce Young entered his pleas during a hearing in Sullivan County Superior Court on Monday. A judge sentenced him to 6½ to 15 years on one of the counts; he received a second suspended sentence of the same length on the other count, Sullivan County Attorney Marc Hathaway said on Tuesday.

If Young successfully completes sex offender treatment programming while in prison, he is eligible to have his sentence reduced by 1½ years. He must have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family, Hathaway said.

Authorities became aware of the assault in January, when the juvenile reported to her school counselor that she had been sexually abused, according to Claremont police.

Young originally faced a total of four charges. The remaining two have been dismissed as part of a plea agreement, Hathaway said.