For Immediate Release
April 21, 2021
Kate Giaquinto, Director of Communications
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Jane E. Young, Deputy Attorney General
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Timothy Sullivan, Senior Assistant Attorney General
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Joseph Cherniske, Attorney
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Concord, NH - New Hampshire Deputy Attorney General Jane E. Young and State Police Colonel Nathan Noyes announce four additional arrests were made on April 21, 2021, by New Hampshire State Police as a result of the ongoing investigation into the Youth Development Center (YDC), bringing the total number of individuals arrested thus far to eleven. The charges are alleged to have occurred between 1997-2007.
The following individuals were arrested:
Jonathan Brand, age 56, Concord, N.H.
Victor Malavet, age 58, Gilford, N.H.
Trevor Middleton, age 52, Belmont, N.H.
Stanley Watson, age 52, Allenstown, N.H.
The investigation into child abuse allegations occurring at YDC and YDSU remains active and ongoing. The aforementioned arrests do not represent the culmination of the investigation but are merely the next step forward in this comprehensive and multi-faceted investigation.
The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Any person with information regarding criminal conduct at the YDC is urged to contact the New Hampshire Attorney General's Task Force hotline at 271-4000.
Anyone who was physically or sexually assaulted or abused at the YDC is encouraged to contact their local crisis center. Crisis center advocates are available across New Hampshire to provide free and confidential support to anyone impacted by sexual violence. Crisis center services are also available to anyone who has experienced or witnessed abuse, or who is looking to find ways to support someone who has. Crisis centers can provide individual support, support groups, assistance reporting abuse, help understanding options and the legal system, court and hospital accompaniment, housing assistance, and referrals for local services including mental health and substance abuse services. To speak with an advocate, please call the statewide domestic violence hotline at 1-866-644-3574 or the statewide sexual assault hotline at 1-800-277-5570 or find the crisis center nearest you at https://www.nhcadsv.org/member-programs.html.
New Hampshire Department of Justice
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