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August 05. 2014 8:33PM

Claremont man accused of sexual assault no longer works as police dispatcher

KEENE — The Claremont police dispatcher accused of incest and sexual assault is no longer employed by the city.

James Boisclair, 53, of Claremont, remains in the Cheshire County House of Corrections in Keene in lieu of $100,000 cash or surety bail. Because of possible conflicts of interest, the case has been transferred from the Sullivan County courts to the Cheshire County courts.

Boisclair is expected to appear in court today for a probable cause hearing in the 8th Circuit Court District Division in Keene. According to court documents, a previous probable hearing was postponed so Boisclair could acquire private counsel. He had been represented by a public defender.

Boisclair had worked for the Claremont Police Department as a dispatcher for the past 15 years. He was placed on paid administrative leave by Claremont Police Chief Alex Scott after his arrest, pending a department review.

“He is no longer an employee of the city of claremont,” Scott said Tuesday.

Scott would say no more on the matter.

Boisclair was arrested July 9 by state police on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault and incest.

Investigators allege Boisclair sexually assaulted the victim over a 20-year span, beginning when she was 4 years old. Throughout the years of abuse, he threatened to kill the victim if she told anyone , according to Cheshire County Attorney Chris McLaughlin.

More charges are likely to follow, according to McLaughlin. The arrest affidavit outlining the investigation has been sealed by prosecutors until Sept. 10.

mpierce@newstote.com


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