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East Kingston man sentenced to prison in sex assault case

BRENTWOOD — An East Kingston man was sentenced to serve 20 to 40 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a young girl, according to prosecutors.

Wilbur “Tom” Clark, 70, of 9 Cricket Hill Road, waived indictment on charges that he sexually abused a 6-year-old girl after making her watch pornographic movies on Sept. 1, 2008.

Wilbur, an ex-Secret Service Agent, waived indictment on July 1 in Rockingham County Superior Court. He pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, one count of felonious sexual assault and a misdemeanor count of obscene matters.

The plea was part of a negotiated agreement with county prosecutors. Clark was charged in March after East Kingston police learned that he had abused the girl.

Police said in court complaints that the girl was sexually abused at Wilbur’s home, and that the abuse may have continued until August 2013.

Prosecutors said that Clark was a U.S. Secret Service Agent for more than two decades, but his offenses occurred at his home and were unrelated to his job.

Clark will be required to undergo sex offender treatment and any other counseling or education required by corrections officials.

He waived his right to have his sentence reviewed and potentially lowered by the state’s Sentence Review Board. He will be eligible to apply for a three-year reduction from his minimum prison term if he completes the state’s sex offender program, prosecutors said.

Clark was also given a suspended 3- to 6-year prison term for the felonious sexual assault charge that begins once he is released from prison. He will be required to register as a sex offender.

Judge David Anderson accepted the terms of the plea agreement and barred Clark from having any contact with the victim or her family.

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If you suspect child abuse, call the New Hampshire Division for Children, Youth and Families at 800-894-5533, or contact your local police. If you have a question or concern, contact Granite State Children’s Alliance 889-0321 or online at www.cac-nh.org.

jkimble@newstote.com


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