Candia man charged by Concord police with assaulting a minor



By Monitor staff

Published: 11-28-2023 4:57 PM

Modified: 11-28-2023 5:16 PM

After months of investigation, police charged a Candia man with having sex with a minor in exchange for gifts including money, drugs, and food.

Nicholas Sanville, 37, a registered sex offender was charged with human trafficking, a felony, and simple assault and failure to comply with sex offender registration, both misdemeanors.

Concord Police took a report of a sexual encounter between a juvenile female and Sanville on July 22. The victim was interviewed at the Merrimack County Child Advocacy Center, police said.

“Over the course of four months, detectives conducted interviews, executed search warrants, and collected evidence, which corroborated the victim’s statement,” police said. “Detectives also learned Sanville was not in compliance with the conditions of his sex offender registration requirements.”

Sanville was arrested Monday by the Candia Police Department and processed at the Concord Police Department. Sanville refused the services of a Bail Commissioner and was transported to the Merrimack County House of Corrections in Boscawen. Sanville was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.

The Concord Police Department is asking anyone with information pertaining to this investigation to please contact the Criminal Investigations Division at 225-8600. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the Concord Regional Crimeline at 226-3100 or online at

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