N.H. sex offender arrested

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RANGELEY — A convicted sex offender from New Hampshire faces charges of violating sex offender registration laws in three states, Rangeley police Chief Dennis Leahy said Monday.

Rangeley police arrested Jerome Carter, 34, of Claremont, N.H., on a warrant out of that state on Saturday, he said. The warrant charges Carter with contempt of court, failure to register as a sex offender, and being a fugitive from justice.

Rangeley police also arrested Carter on a charge of failing to register as a sex offender, Leahy said. Carter is a lifetime registrant.

Carter is also wanted in Vermont on a similar charge, he said.

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Police had received an anonymous tip on March 16 about Carter and began an investigation

Leahy contacted the Claremont Police Department in New Hampshire to get more information and to find out if they would come and get Carter after he was arrested.

Leahy said he learned that an arrest warrant was going to be issued for Carter but it hadn’t been issued yet.

He also learned that Carter has a history of violent sexual assaults on girls under 16 in New Hampshire and Vermont, he said.

Rangeley police conducted surveillance of Carter and the cabin where he was staying at a motel on Main Street.

Police executed the warrant on Saturday night and arrested Carter without incident. He was taken to the Franklin County jail in Farmington.

dperry@sunjournal.com

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