Jul 16, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
Jun 20, 2014
Child killer arrested in Raymond for failing to register as a sex offender
Douglas Simmons, 52, is a Tier III sex offender who must register with the law enforcement agency where he resides on a quarterly basis.
He was convicted in the 1981 kidnapping and murder of a six-year-old Norwich, Conn., girl and served 22 years in prison before being released and moving to New Hampshire.
Raymond Police Det. Richard Labell said police received an anonymous tip Simmons was living in Raymond and the investigation began.
"The reason why it took 14 months is because it is a pretty tough crime to prove. We have to be able to prove he is actually staying here and that was the tough part until we were able to get a warrant for the GPS in his vehicle," Labell said.
Probable cause gathered to obtain that warrant included talking with co-workers and others to build the case in order to put the search warrant in front of the judge, Labell said.
Search warrants also were granted for the home police believe Simmons resides in Raymond, as well as a rooming house where he claims to be living in Manchester.
Labell said Simmons was legally registered with the Manchester Police Department and claims to be living in a boarding house at 170 Amherst St., but police disagree.
"He is alleging that he is living in Manchester, so if he is going to be staying here in Raymond for more than five days in a month, he has to go to Manchester and let them know so they can do a temporary change of address," Labell explained. So far, they have received no such notification.
Simmons has been charged with the Class B felony offense of duty to inform and is to be arraigned at the 10th Circuit Court Division in Candia on Aug. 26.
"All sex offenders should be monitored, that’s why we have the system in place. They have to register and need to register, whether it is a person of Mr. Simmons' caliber or a misdemeanor … offense, if they don't register, we are going to file warrants and investigate and make sure they do," Labell said.
Simmons was arrested in the parking lot of the local Hannaford grocery store on Thursday morning. He has been released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Roofer who bilked customers out of $19k gets 3 to 6 years - 0
- Litchfield man charged with porn possession - 0
- Dover police say cyberstalking victim who committed suicide faced other 'stressors' - 0
- Berlin doctor enters settlement agreement for improperly prescribing drugs - 0
- Londonderry police chief probing online 'CopBlock' allegations - 5
- Exeter man charged in two 2013 burglaries - 0
- Documents say former UNH hockey coach allegedly grabbed player's jersey, helmet, and shouted in her face - 3
- Investigators ask public for help with Hernandez case - 3
- Merrimack man arrested in sexual assaults of juvenile - 0
- UNH No. 1 in conference poll - 1
- Couple indicted in abuse of 8-year-old boy in Nashua - 0
- Seabrook fires two officers for Bergeron brutality; Third officer suspended, lieutenant demoted - 5
- UPDATED: House Speaker joins petition drive backing Market Basket workers - 0
- Large protest at Tilton Market Basket; Delivery truck left unloaded - 10
- Basement blaze extinguished in Derry - 0
- On Baseball: Fishers' Ochinko gets his chance - 0
- Another View -- Gilles Bissonnette: To keep Libertarians off the ballot, NH violates their rights - 1
- Insanity: Obamacare and the rule of law - 31
Passers-by, including two active-duty Army soldiers, help rescue mom, daughter in I-93 rollover
Litchfield man charged with porn possession
Insanity: Obamacare and the rule of law
Insanity: Obamacare and the rule of law
Seabrook fires two officers for Bergeron brutality; Third officer suspended, lieutenant demoted
Celebrations for Abby on hold
NH lawmakers back Market Basket boycott
Market Basket walkout a future case study
- Mass. Supreme Judicial Court has found upskirt photos taken on a subway aren't illegal. Should such voyeurism be a crime?
- Total Votes: 917