Oct 26, 2015 12:00 AM

Shaker Road School admits prior criminal accusations against Donald Levesque in letter to families, alumni


CONCORD - Following the arrest of former Concord school employee on multiple sexual assault and child pornography charges, Shaker Road School is reaching out to families.

In the letter, Shaker Road School attempted to confront the allegations on Donald Levesque, who is accused of having a relationship with a student he met at the private school.

The letter acknowledges that there were criminal allegations against Levesque before and after his time at the school.

It verifies that the minor who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Levesque was a student at Shaker Road. The victim was 14 and said he and Levesque met 10-15 times according to the case affidavit.

The letter then maps out a timeline of Levesque's employment.

He was camp counselor from 2002-2013. He supervised school activities in 2010 and 2011 and then was an assistant teacher for middle school in 2012 to February 6, 2014. At that date he school told us at that date he was ordered off school property.

Doug Hicks, the head of Shaker Road, told NH1 News that Levesque was banned from the school's campus in Feb. 2014, once they learned of him having inappropriate communication with a student outside of school hours. Hicks also said the school reported the incident to DCYF and were not aware of any criminal charges against Levesque until October 2015.

Ray Raimo, who was Levesque's original lawyer for this most recent arrest in October, argued Levesque's lack of criminal history as a reason to lower the bail amount earlier this month.

In the court summary, there are records of Levesque being arrested for trespassing.

Raimo is also president of the Concord Capitals - which hired Levesque as a youth football coach just months ago.

Levesque has since found a new lawyer.

Parents are calling this timeline of events worrisome.

Shaker Road School asked in its letter for any other potential victims to contact the Merrmiack County Sheriff's office.

You can reach Deputy Sheriff Mario Messina at 603-796-6600 or another investigator at 603-228-0529.

Donald Levesque of Concord is still being held on $60,000 bail.


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