Concord Felon Arrested On Child Rape, Endangerment Charges: Follow-Up

March 28, 2024 0 By JohnValbyNation

CONCORD, NH — Concord District Court has released more details concerning a child rape investigation and arrest from February.

Richard W. Gordon Jr., 31, or North Emperor Drive, a felon due to prior convictions, was arrested on Feb. 8 on two endangering the welfare of a child-soliciting sex, two aggravated felonious sexual assault charges-victim under 13, and two aggravated felonious sexual assault charges, all felonies.

Limited information is available about the case, but according to a court complaint, the victims were young boys, identified as “male juvenile 1” and “male juvenile 2,” who were sexually assaulted in October 2023. Both were medically examined at Dartmouth Hitchcock while the Child Advocacy Center interviewed one of the boys.

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Gordon was arraigned on Monday morning.

According to court records, Gordon is a felon due to a habitual offender conviction from nearly six years ago.

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In Hillsborough, in January 2018, he was arrested on habitual offender, driving under the influence, resisting arrest or detention, reckless operation, and criminal trespass charges as well as a following a fire truck too closely violation. The case went to a jury and he was found guilty in August 2018 on all the charges but criminal trespass. Gordon was sentenced to 18 months mandatory minimum to three years confinement with two years probation and fines.

A month later, he was accused of habitual offender, disobeying an officer, resisting arrest, and driving under the influence charges as well as displaying a false inspection-registration sticker and misuse-fail to display plates violations in Henniker. He was arraigned in October 2018 and a warrant was issued for his arrest. In February 2019, he pleaded guilty to habitual offender, drunken driving, and resisting arrest charges. Gordon was sentenced to 12 months in jail, all suspended for three years, and fines.

A few months later, Gordon was charged with reckless conduct-deadly weapon, a felony, as well as disobeying an officer and reckless operation after an incident in Hillsborough. He pleaded guilty in July 2020 on the deadly weapon charge and was fined $2,480, all suspended, and a one-year mandatory minimum, suspended for four years, with a year probation after that.

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