Sex offender walks away from group home in Manchester

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David Dionne
David Dionne

MANCHESTER, NH – An inmate walked away from the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester and has been placed on escape status.

At 12:50 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2015, inmate David Joseph Dionne, 42, of Manchester, was given permission to leave the Lowell Street minimum security residence where he was staying to look for work.  According to the NH Department of Corrections, Dionne was scheduled to return at 3:30 p.m. but never did. He was placed on escape status at 5 p.m.

Dionne is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, 228 lbs., and has brown hair and blue eyes. He has tattoos on his left knuckles, hand, right forearm, left arm, and left shoulder.

He was sentenced in Merrimack County Superior Court to serve one-to-four years in prison with 64 days of time served for failure to register as a sexual offender. He was admitted to the New Hampshire State Prison on Feb. 5, 2014, and became eligible for parole on Dec. 2, 2014. His maximum release date is Dec. 1, 2017. His single conviction for aggravated felonious sexual assault was from Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester in 2005, which he completed in 2010. He also has past misdemeanor convictions for criminal mischief and resisting arrest in the 9th Circuit District Court in Manchester.

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections Investigations Bureau and the New Hampshire State Police are investigating. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact their local law enforcement agency or the New Hampshire State Prison at 603-271-1801.

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  • stan hope

    five months they had This guy was a fugitive from justice and then five months after they finally catch him he is in a transitional house and allowed to go out and find a job!!!! Yeah right he is out looking for hi next innocent victim!!!! What a terrible job by our justice system on this one!!! because of the terrible system a very dangerous sexual offender is free!!!