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Manchester PD Charges Several People with Drug and Sexual Abuse Charges

Manchester Police have wrapped up a two-month investigation that has resulted in multiple drug and sexual abuse charges being filed against several people.

Police have arrested 18-year old Dayton Kearns of Hazelton, 18-year old Scott Beck of Manchester, 18-year old James Cole of Winthrop and four juveniles. 

Kearns faces ten different charges, including five counts of Second Degree Sexual Abuse, Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child, Trespass and three counts of Drug Distribution Violation to an Underage Person.

Beck faces seven different charges, including Second Degree Sexual Abuse, two counts of Child Endangerment and four counts of Drug Distribution Violation to an Underage Person. 

Cole was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and the juveniles face charges of possessing drug paraphernalia or a controlled substance. 

Manchester Police Chief Jim Hauschild says they are not releasing any further details about the incident that led to the charges.


photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH


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