New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
August 20, 2020

Contact:
Kate Giaquinto, Director of Communications
Kate.Giaquinto@doj.nh.gov / (603) 573-6103

Thomas T. Worboys, Assistant Attorney General
Director, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
Thomas.Worboys@doj.nh.gov / (603) 271-1181

Stephanie Johnson, Attorney
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Residential Care Facility Employee Pleads Guilty and is Sentenced on Simple Assault

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and Rye Police Chief Kevin Walsh announce that Hugh D. McIntyre, age 70, of Greenland, New Hampshire, pled guilty on August 18, 2020, to one count of Simple Assault.

Mr. McIntyre was charged with inappropriately touching an 86-year-old woman while employed as a custodial staff member at a residential care facility in Rye, New Hampshire in January of 2019. After pleading guilty, Mr. McIntyre was sentenced to twelve months at the Rockingham County House of Corrections, stand committed, with the recommendation that his sentence be served on Administrative Home Confinement. He was further ordered not to have contact with the victim, her family, and one of the witnesses. He was also ordered not to seek or accept employment working with, or at any locations serving elderly or incapacitated individuals.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Sean Gill and Attorney Stephanie Johnson prosecuted this case along with Investigator Robert Freitas.

Under New Hampshire law, the Attorney General is responsible for the prosecution of a health care facility employees charged with willful abuse, mistreatment or neglect of a patient.

Suspected facility resident neglect, abuse, or mistreatment should be reported to the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit at (603) 271-1246, the local police department, or the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services at (800) 949-0470.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658