Bruce Young

BRUCE YOUNG

CLAREMONT — A city man faces up to 20 years in prison after he was arrested this week, accused of sexually assaulting a child.

Bruce Young, 57, was arrested Thursday after police executed a search warrant at his home. Police say they gathered physical evidence connected to the abuse case before arresting him.

Police said the alleged victim recently went to school counselors to report she’d been sexually assaulted. School officials contacted the Division for Children, Youth and Families and police .

Young is charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault, with a potential enhanced 10- to 20-year prison sentence, police said, adding the matter continues to be investigated and more charges are likely.

Police ask anyone with information to call Claremont Police Det. Casey Piehl at 542-7010 or contact her via email at cpiehl@claremontnh.com.