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Former Claremont police dispatcher waives hearing on sexual assault charges


KEENE — The former Claremont police dispatcher accused of two counts of incest and aggravated sexual assault waived his probable cause hearing Wednesday morning.

James Boisclair, 53, of Claremont, was expected to appear in the 8th Circuit Court in Keene Wednesday for the hearing, but the case has been moved to the Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene.

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

Investigators are alleging Boisclair sexually assaulted the victim over a 20-year span, from age 4 to 24. Throughout the years of abuse he threatened to kill the victim if she told anyone about the abuse, according to Cheshire County Attorney Chris McLaughlin at Boisclair’s arraignment last month. The last assault occurred in 2012 when she returned home from college, he said.

When there was a chance she had become pregnant following that last assault, Boisclair allegedly “tripped her going down the stairs” so she would fall and miscarry, McLaughlin said, and she miscarried.

A 15-year veteran of the Claremont Police Department as a dispatcher, he was initially placed on paid administrative leave following his arrest.

As of Aug. 25, Bosclair was no longer a city employee, Claremont Police Chief Alexander Scott said.

Bosclair remains in the Cheshire County House of Corrections in Keene in lieu of $100,000 cash or surety.

The case was transferred from Sullivan County to Cheshire County to avoid possible conflicts of interest.

mpierce@newstote.com

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