MANCHESTER, NH – Police arrested Shawn McGrath, 42, of Concord, in connection with an April home invasion on Beech Street. He is charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault and falsifying physical evidence.
According to police McGrath is the third person to be arrested in connection with the home invasion.
Lt. Brian O’Keefe said two other arrests were made in this case. Manchester police have not released details about the home invasion. However, the victim, Kelly Papaleo, has gone public with her story.
Papaleo said her four assailants had met previously at an apartment on Orange Street, and she believes they followed her home with intent to rob her, after learning she was part of a multi-million dollar class action suit in the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak against New England Compounding Center.
There are some discrepancies between what Papaleo has said about and testimony from the investigating officer, including that fact that Papaleo says she did not let the four into her apartment. Det. Patrick Maguire testified during an evidentiary hearing that Papaleo told him she had let the four into her apartment.
But there is no doubt Papaleo was brutally assaulted, based on a photograph of her injuries taken while she was being treated at the Elliot Hospital.
Papaleo said that the four used drugs inside her apartment and repeated beat and raped her, finally kicking her down the porch stairs as she tried to crawl out of the apartment. That is when a neighbor found her and called police.
Papaleo says she went public due to her frustration over the fact that two of the four people she said brutally assaulted her were still at large. She says she wanted all of them to be off the streets.
On April 29 police arrested: Jillian Anderson, 26, of Manchester, charging her with criminal liability for conduct of another and falsifying physical evidence. On May 31 police arrested Rodney Rosado, 49, of Manchester, charging him with aggravated felonious sexual assault and falsifying physical evidence.
Police said no further details were available in this case, which remains active.
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