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Merrimack man arrested on sex assault charge

MERRIMACK - A 20-year-old man is under arrest, accused in the rape last December of an underage girl.

Thomas Costa of 135 Middlesex Road is being detained on $10,000 cash bail on a felony charge of aggravated felonious sexual assault and a misdemeanor offense of simple assault.

Police said on March 21 the girl and her mother arrived at the police station to report a possible sexual assault.

After an investigation, police obtained a warrant for Costa's arrest.

What's next: He is to be arraigned Monday in 9th Circuit Court, Merrimack District Division.