Man arrested on sex assault count

Last modified: 5/22/2010 12:00:00 AM
A Gilford man was arrested Thursday on sexual assault charges by the Concord police, 13 years after he impregnated a 15-year-old woman he went to church with, officials said.

Ernest Willis, 51, of Gilford, is accused of having sex with the woman at a number of locations in Concord, the police said yesterday. When the woman became pregnant, her family and the church moved her out of the state to have the baby.

While the church reported the incident to state authorities at the time, the police investigation was hampered because detectives were not able to find the victim, according to a statement released by the police yesterday.

Willis was a target of their investigation in 1997.

The case was reopened in February after the victim, who still lives out of state, was located and agreed to cooperate with the police.

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