For Immediate Release
November 18, 2008
Assistant Attorney General James T. Boffetti
Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane E. Young
Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte and Colonel Frederick Booth of the New Hampshire State Police announce that Douglas Tower, 63 years old, and a former Corrections Officer at the New Hampshire State Prison, pled guilty in the Merrimack County Superior Court to four counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault and two counts of Simple Assault, Extended Term.
Tower admitted to committing sexual and physical assaults against three female inmates who were at Shea Farm, a prison-operated facility in Concord. Tower admitted to committing these acts while he was acting as a corrections officer supervising the women.
Tower had previously been convicted by a jury in two separate trials of sexual and physical assaults against two other female inmates and is serving a minimum of twenty-one years at the State Prison. Judge Conboy sentenced Tower to an additional ten to twenty years at the prison, all of that sentence suspended for a period of ten years after he is released from the sentences he is now serving.
These charges result from a lengthy investigation by the New Hampshire State Police Major Crime Unit.
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