79-year-old guilty of sexual assaults of boy

BELMONT — A 79-year-old man pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault for sexual contact with a boy who was under 13-years-old at the time.

On July 23, George Webber, 79, of 8 Bean Hill Road was sentenced to serve 12 months in the Belknap County House of Corrections with six of them to be served in home confinement on one count and 10 years — all suspended — in the N.H. State Prison on the other count. He was ordered to pay $4,600 to his victim for counseling services.

Webber is also ordered to register as a sex offender, to be on probation for two years after his release, to have no unsupervised contact with minors, to stay away from the victim, and to get counseling and treatment.

Indicted in March of 2013, Webber initially faced six counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. Four charges were not prosecuted in exchange for his guilty plea to two of them last week.

Paperwork from the Belknap County Superior Court shows the assaults took place in 2000. The victim and his father no longer live in the area.

The case was investigated by the Belmont Police. The victim's father, who will not be identified, said he wanted to thank the Belmont Police Department and the Belknap County Attorney for the lengthy investigation.

"This chapter of our lives is behind us," he said.