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Man convicted of sexual assaults of UNH students in 1980s released


October 05. 2017 11:51PM
Gary Fecteau listens to testimony during A 2009 hearing before the New Hampshire State Prison Parole Board. (BOB LaPREE/FILE)



CONCORD — The man convicted of the sexual assaults of University of New Hampshire students in the 1980s was released from full-time corrections oversight on Tuesday, just months ahead of the completion of his decades-long sentence.

Gary Fecteau, who is in his early 50s, was released on parole Tuesday, the Adult Parole Board said. His parole ends on Dec. 17.

Once an inmate is released on parole, corrections officials become guarded and say little about a former inmate’s whereabouts.

The board would only say that Fecteau will be supervised out of the Manchester probation and parole office.

His parole plans were discussed in detail, however, in 2016 when he appeared before the Adult Parole Board.

According to an article at the time, Fecteau had married a worker in the prison ministries program that he had met. He planned to work at an architectural stone company. He planned to live with his sister in Nashua until he and his wife buy a house in an approved county.

In the late 1980s, Fecteau was convicted of sexual assaults against two women at UNH and a third woman in Dover.


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