Former Seabrook soup kitchen manager gets 1 year in jail for theft
BRENTWOOD – A former Seabrook soup kitchen director pleaded guilty to theft charges this week but will still go to trial for numerous sexual assault counts this June.
Seacoastonline.com reports Douglas Blinn, 45, of Seabrook, was sentenced Monday in Rockingham Superior Court to 12 months in jail for pleading guilty to one count of theft. He must also pay $1,231.45 in restitution to the Seabrook Community Table, which he took over as director in May 2015.
Blinn also faces five charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor female over the course of six years – two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, one of attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault and two of felonious sexual assault. Blinn allegedly assaulted the same minor female between 2009 and 2015, according to indictments.
Blinn’s charges stem from his arrest last August when he fled police after an arrest warrant related to the alleged sexual assault was issued. That resulted in a six-day manhunt that ended Sept. 3, 2015, in Ossipee, where police found him. Law enforcement agencies were looking for Blinn in locations as far as northern Massachusetts and western New Hampshire.
During the manhunt, police learned Blinn stole money from the Community Table in June, July and August of that year. Blinn gained access to the organization’s bank account when he became director that spring. He allegedly used the money to rent a car and make purchases on household items, food and at automotive stores.