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Newport Man Faces Additional Sex Assault Charges For Third Victim


Monday, October 29, 2018
Newport Man Faces Additional Sex Assault Charges For Third Victim

Newport — A 51-year-old Newport man is facing two additional felony charges after a third victim came forward and alleged that she was sexually assaulted decades ago.

A Sullivan Superior Court grant jury this month indicted Alan Wirkkala on two additional counts: aggravated felonious sexual assault and felonious sexual assault.

The indictments allege that Wirkkala engaged in sexual acts in 1996 in Claremont with another girl under the age of 13.

Last month, a grand jury indicted Wirkkala on several counts involving two different victims under the age of 13. Those alleged acts occurred in the 1980s and 1990s, also in Claremont, according to the indictments.

Wirkkala faces a total of 19 felony charges, some of which he has pleaded not guilty to. The others he hasn’t yet been arraigned on.

Police said they anticipate more charges.

Wirkkala is scheduled to appear next in the Newport courthouse on Nov. 8.