Police in Newport, New Hampshire, this week arrested a man who worked at a special education school in the city for allegedly sexually abusing a 14-year-old student.
Back in June, the New Hampshire State Police received a report of a missing female teenager in the city of Lempster. The child was found safely, but investigations into the circumstances behind her disappearance led to Newport Police on Tuesday arresting 34-year-old Isaiah Grenier of Newport, who works at the elementary school the child attended.
Grenier is charged with “aggravated aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault for sexual penetration and sexual contact with a child under the age of sixteen.” Newport Police. He is also charged with two counts of “indecent exposure and certain prohibited use of computers in connection with his electronic communications with the youth.”
“Children and vulnerable adults, as well as people with disabilities or vulnerable people, are at the highest risk of being abused, both physically and sexually. That’s why we need to take these cases even more seriously,” Newport Police Chief Stephen A. Lee told the news channel.
Grenier was being held without bail at the Sullivan County House of Corrections until his arraignment in Sullivan Superior Court on Wednesday. He was released at his own discretion, WMUR reported.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges are expected, Newport Police said.
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