Sex offender who walked away from half-way house in custody after being on the lam for a week

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MANCHESTER, NH – A convicted sex offender who walked away a week ago from Calumet House minimum security housing has been apprehended.

On July 14 at about 2:15 p.m. Michael Maurice Chiasson Jr., who left the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester on July 7, 2017, was apprehended without incident by the New Hampshire State Police at the Mall of New Hampshire in Manchester.

He will be transported back to the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord to face escape charges.

Chiasson ran away from the facility after a Corrections Officer confiscated unauthorized property Chiasson had in his possession. 

He was previously sentenced in Merrimack County Superior Court to serve 4 to 20 years for felonious sexual assault, with 136 days of time served credited to his sentence.  He had previously served two 3-6 year sentences for theft in Cheshire County Superior Court. He was admitted to the New Hampshire State Prison June 18, 2013 and was eligible for parole February 21, 2016.  His maximum release date is August 22, 2027.

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