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Raymond police say man, 68, assaulted 9-year-old girl

The Raymond police said a 68-year-old man has been charged with sexually assaulted a 9-year-old girl in Raymond.

The police said Richard Smeltzer is facing six counts of aggravated felony sex assault.

Smeltzer is being held at the Rockingham County Jail on $25,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear in Candia District Court on Sept. 9.

The police said the investigation began Aug. 16, after the girl told a relative that Smeltzer sexually assaulted her.

The charges are felonies.

It is not known whether Smeltzer, who was jailed, is represented by a lawyer.

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