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Reference: Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault arrest

Date of Release: March 20th, 2006

On Monday, March 20th, 2006 the Portsmouth Police Department served an arrest warrant at the Rockingham County Jail for the following individual:

Joseph W. Hanley
Date of birth 02/21/77
7 Spruce Drive
Dover, NH 03820


Mr. Hanley is being charged with two counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault, contrary to NH RSA 632-A:2 (Felonies). He is currently being held on cash bail at the Rockingham County House of Corrections in Brentwood for a February 17th, 2006 arrest for four counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault. Mr. Hanley will be arraigned tomorrow morning at 8:30 AM in Portsmouth District Court on these new charges.

These criminal charges stem from an ongoing investigation conducted by the Portsmouth Police Department Bureau of Investigations. The victims are minor children and therefore their identities will not be released. The Seacoast Child Advocacy Center, a non-profit organization that is located at the Community Campus in Portsmouth, was utilized and assisted with this investigation.

Anyone who has any information regarding these cases can call Detective Kristyn Rogers-Bernier at 436-2511, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 431-1199.

 Emergency Dial 911, Portsmouth Police Department, 3 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03801, Tel: (603) 427-1500