Bow man charged with sexual assault of minor

  • Patrick Nylen Courtesy—Bow police

Monitor staff
Published: 6/29/2018 12:17:05 PM

A Bow man is facing charges of sexually assaulting a minor after police arrested him at his Dow Road home Friday morning.

Patrick “Rick” Nylen, 50, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of sexually assaulting a boy who was 13 years old, according to Bow police. Police say that the incidents took place between 2011 and 2012.

A search warrant was executed at Nylen’s home as well as at a family farm on Robinson Road, according to police.

Sgt. Art Merrigan declined to elaborate on the charges or the search warrant, citing the pending investigation.

Nylen is the son of Gary Nylen, a former Bow police chief who was the town’s first full-time police chief in the mid-1970s, according to a 2005 Monitor story. The family farm, known as WP Alexander Dairy Farm LLC and located on the corner of Knox and Robinson Roads, is listed under Gary Nylen’s name. It sells eggs, honey, jams, syrup and cheese.

Nylen’s family has lived in Bow for generations, according to Monitor archives.

Nylen was released on $6,000 personal recognizance bail and ordered to not have contact with anyone under the age of 18, according to the release. He is scheduled for arraignment on July 30 at the Concord district court.

Bow police Chief Margaret Lougee declined to say whether Nylen had been arrested before, saying doing so would “violate the law.”

“We just can’t talk about it,” she said.

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