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Jul 14, 2017 8:39 AM

County Attorney: NH State Rep charged with sexually assaulting 16-year-old girl

PORTSMOUTH — A New Hampshire State Representative has been charged with multiple counts of assault stemming from an incident involving a 16-year-old girl in July 2016.

Rockingham County Attorney Patricia Conway announced Friday that Republican Rep. Eric Schleien, 29 of Hudson, is charged with one misdemeanor count of sexual assault and two misdemeanor counts of simple assault.

Conway said the charges stem from a July 2016 incident involving a 16-year-old girl that was investigated by the Portsmouth Police Department.

Conway said an arraignment date has not been set.

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