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Apr 28, 2016 4:14 PM

Ex-Belknap County deputy sheriff found guilty of raping inmate

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MANCHESTER - The former Belknap County deputy sheriff was found guilty of the rape of an inmate Thursday in a Hillsborough County court.

Ernest Justin Blanchette was on trial for using his position of power to coerce an inmate into having sex with him. The inmates offered a graphic testimony during the trial.

"I started undoing his pants," the victim said on Wednesday. "I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know what he would expect me to do because I know it’s not supposed to happen because he is a sheriff."

Blanchette is facing similar charges regarding 4 other inmates in Belknap County.

The state has asked for his bail to be revoked, and he is being held without bail.

Sentencing is scheduled in 30 days.

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