New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
June 25, 2021

Kate Giaquinto, Director of Communications | 603-573-6103

Jane E. Young, Deputy Attorney General | (603) 545-9282

Timothy Sullivan, Senior Assistant Attorney General | (603) 271-3671

Joseph Cherniske, Assistant Attorney General | (603) 271-3671

David Sweeny Arrested on Charges Related to Making False Reports to Law Enforcement as Part of the Ongoing Investigation of the Youth Development Center

Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella and State Police Colonel Nathan Noyes announce David A. Sweeney, age 44, of Dover, New Hampshire, was arrested Thursday, June 24, 2021, on four class A misdemeanor charges of false report to law enforcement. This arrest was made by New Hampshire State Police as a result of the ongoing investigation into the Youth Development Center (YDC). Please see the attached partially redacted arrest warrant affidavit Portable Document Format Symbol for further information and a booking photo J-Peg file.

Mr. Sweeney will be arraigned in Merrimack County Superior Court today at 11:00 a.m.

The charges and allegations are merely accusations, and Mr. Sweeney is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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