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Bow employee charged with sexual assault of minor remains on leave

  • Patrick Nylen Courtesy



Monitor staff
Thursday, August 02, 2018

A Bow public works employee remains on paid leave after pleading not guilty to two charges of sexually assaulting a minor.

Patrick Nylen, 50, of Bow is accused of purposefully engaging in sexual conduct with a male juvenile who was between the ages of 13 and 16 at the time of the offense, according to a complaint filed in Concord’s District Court. The incidents are alleged to have taken place in 2011 and 2012.

Bow Town Manager David Stack said Tuesday that Nylen has worked as a full-time driver/laborer for the town’s public works department for 10 years. Nylen has been suspended with pay since July 2. He makes $20.58 an hour.

Nylen waived his arraignment Monday, according to court documents. He has been out on $6,000 personal recognizance bail since he was arrested June 29 by Bow police, who executed a search warrant at Nylen’s home on Dow Road, as well as at a family farm on Robinson Road. He is ordered to have no contact with the victim or anyone under the age of 18.

Nylen is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 25.

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.

(Caitlin Andrews can be reached at 369-3309, candrews@cmonitor.com or on Twitter at @ActualCAndrews.)