2 men charged with sexual assault of 3 minors who ‘walked away’ from drug treatment center

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MANCHESTER, NH — Two city men are charged with sexually assaulting three juveniles who had “walked away” from the Granite Pathways Youth Treatment Center on River Road and were missing as of Tuesday night.

Matthew Hugle, 25, and Chasrick Heredia, 24, face two counts felonious sexual assault and three counts of intentional contribution to delinquency.

Manchester Police began working on a case involving the missing juveniles who walked away from the non-secured facility late Tuesday night, police said.

The two teenagers (ages 15 and 16) who returned to Granite Pathways claimed to have been sexually assaulted during the time they were away from the center. They also told authorities the third female may have gone off with the same men who allegedly sexually assaulted them. The investigation revealed all three juveniles were sexually assaulted by two men who were later identified and arrested.

Police arrested Matthew Hugle Wednesday morning at this home on Ledgewood Road. Photo/Jeffrey Hastings, frameofmindphoto.com

Members of the Patrol Division and Juvenile Investigators worked collaboratively with the Manchester SWAT team to locate the third juvenile at a Ledgewood Road address Wednesday morning. The Manchester Police SWAT team located the missing 15-year-old and arrested Hugle from a Ledgewood Road address around 8 a.m.

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Manchester Detectives completed an arrest warrant for Chasrick Heredia, 24, of Manchester, . He was located and taken into custody without incident during a motor vehicle stop at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday.

All three victims were taken to area hospitals and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Detectives are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the sexual assaults and the connection between the three juveniles and the two adult men. Both men are scheduled to appear in Hillsborough County Superior Court-North on July 25, 2019. A booking photo for Heredia was not available at press time.

Granite Pathways Youth Treatment Center is a residential treatment center for youth ages of 12-17 struggling with drug or alcohol abuse.

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This press release was issued by Manchester, NH, Police Department.