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Psychologist Convicted of Fondling Child Granted New Trial

Foad Afshar was expected to be released Tuesday night after a judge in Concord threw out his sexual assault conviction

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A former New Hampshire child psychologist convicted of fondling a 12-year-old patient has been granted a new trial. 

Foad Afshar was expected to be released Tuesday night after a judge in Concord threw out his sexual assault conviction. 

Jurors convicted Afshar, of Bow, last summer of sexually assaulting the boy during a January 2015 therapy session in Concord. He was sentenced to a three- to six-year prison sentence. 

Two jurors revealed during deliberations that they were victims of child sexual abuse. Afshar argued in his motion for a new trial this year that this was not disclosed, therefore he had not received a fair trial. 

The judge on Tuesday agreed, ruling that the jurors were biased.

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