Police say NH man assaulted woman he paid for sexual favors, caused hit-and-run crash
MANCHESTER — A Manchester man is facing a handful of charges after police say he caused a hit-and-run accident and assaulted a woman he picked up for paid sex.
Police say Timothy Ballou, 46, of 452 Pine St., allegedly picked up a 23-year-old woman Saturday night on Pine Street before driving west toward Kimball Street.
While driving, police allege Ballou struck a 2017 Subaru with his 2002 Chevrolet Blazer in the area of Bremer and Reed streets. The impact caused damage to the rear quarter of the Subaru. Ballou continued driving to the rear of a Kimball Street housing development where the alleged assault took place.
Police say the victim ran out of Ballou’s vehicle after she was assaulted and yelled for help. A man exiting 541 Kimball St. attended to the woman, contacted police and ultimately detained the suspect until units arrived on scene.
The officers investigated the incident and concluded Ballou had sexually assaulted the young women even though they exchanged money for sexual favors. Ballou was placed into custody and charged with aggravated felonious assault and prostitution.
The investigation revealed he was responsible for the hit and run on Bremer Street, so he was charged accordingly with the conduct after an accident.