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Man charged with sex assault on teen arrested in Brockton, Mass.

LACONIA — A Center Barnstead man who was indicted on August 22 in Belknap County Superior Court for an alleged felonious sexual assault that occurred in Laconia was apprehended yesterday morning in Brockton, Mass.

Sheriff Craig Wiggin said Tyler Root, 25, who has been known to live in Center Barsntead and Franklin, was arrested Tuesday by the Brockton Police, in coordination with the Mass State Police – Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and the U.S. Marshals.

Wiggin said a deputy with the U.S. Marshal's Fugitive Task Force in Massachusetts coordinated the arrest with the task force's representatives in the sheriff's department.

Root was featured as the Fugitive of the Week in state-wide media publications including the Internet yesterday. He failed to appear for his arraignment in Belknap County Superior Court on September 11.

The indictment says the sexual assault occurred on or about September 30, 2012 in Laconia. The victim was between 13 to 15 years old.

 
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