Oct 26, 2015 5:07 PM

Former Belknap County Sheriff's officer indicted, accused of sexually assaulting female inmate


Ernest Justin Blanchette was indicted on one charge of aggravated felonious sexual assault.

UPDATE: Former Belknap County Sheriff's officer indicted, accused of having sex with 5 inmates

Blanchette, a former officer for the Belknap County Sheriff's Office, is accused of sexually assaulting a female inmate while transporting her to prison in July.

He was placed on administrative leave on July 20 and resigned in August, according to the Laconia Daily Sun.

Blanchette faces 10-20 years in prison.

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