For Immediate Release
April 27, 2022
Michael S. Garrity, Director of Communications
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Timothy Sullivan, Senior Assistant Attorney General
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Dan A. Jimenez, Assistant Attorney General
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Zachary Wolf, Attorney
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Concord, NH – Attorney General John M. Formella and State Police Colonel Nathan Noyes announce Travis Garand, age 24, of Epping, New Hampshire, was arrested on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, on one class A misdemeanor charge 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).
The charge against Mr. Garand alleges that he: knowingly gave false information to a law enforcement officer with the purpose of inducing such officer to believe that another has committed an offense by telling TFC Amanda Johnson and Matthew Podell that a person named "JB," attempted to commit Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault (RSA 632-A:2) upon him.
Mr. Garand will be arraigned in Dover Circuit Court on June 10th at 8am. He was released on personal recognizance bail pending that arraignment.
The charge and allegations are merely accusations, and Mr. Garand is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Our Task Force will continue its investigation into child abuse allegations occurring at YDC and YDSU. This investigation remains on-going and active.
Any person with information regarding criminal conduct at the YDC is urged to contact the NH 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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