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Gilmanton man convicted of threatening federal employee sentenced

A Gilmanton man convicted of threatening to sexually assault the government employee handling his Social Security account is being released from incarceration after serving a year since his arrest. Under the sentence imposed this week, Glenn Bates will also spend 90 days living at a federal community confinement center, likely Manchester’s Hampshire House.

Bates pleaded guilty in March to impeding or retaliating against a federal employee after prosecutors at U.S. District Court in Concord said he left a threatening voicemail in January 2012. In the message, Bates made demands related to his benefits, then said he had a gun and planned to wait for the employee and sexually assault her, according to a press release from the U.S. attorney’s office.

Bates was sentenced Wednesday, when a judge decided he had served enough time since his June 2012 arrest. The Hampshire House, where the judge recommended Bates be assigned to live for 90 days after his release, is a 32-bed facility in Manchester where residents receive case management services and help during the re-entry process.

(Tricia L. Nadolny can be reached at 369-3306 or tnadolny@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @tricia_nadolny.)

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