Newport Man Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges


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Arrest Follows Six-Month Investigation

Claremont Chief of Police Mark Chase announced this evening in a statement that, following an approximate six-month investigation, the Claremont Police Department has arrested a subject on a warrant for six counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault, one count of Attempted Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault, and three counts of Felonious Sexual Assault involving a child under the age of 13; according to the complaint, the alleged crimes occurred between the 1987 and 1991, said Chase. Arrested was Alan Wirkkala, 51 years old, of Newport, NH.

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The criminal investigation remains ongoing at this time, and further charges are anticipated, said Chase. Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact Claremont Police Detective Colby D. Casey at (603)542-7010 or ccasey@claremontnh.com

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