Police say a second victim has come forward alleging he was sexually assaulted multiple times by a former New Hampshire Boy Scout leader when he was between 11 and 14 years old.
Eugene Perreault, of Newfields, was arrested Tuesday and charged with a second count of aggravated felonious sexual assault. The 69-year-old posted bail and remains free.
Perreault was first arrested in Oct. 24. The affidavit outlining the first complaint is sealed.
The incidents involving the second victim allegedly occurred multiple times between 1998 and 2001. Police Lt. Mike Schwartz says both victims knew Perreault through scouting.
“Certainly it’s very concerning,” said Schwartz.
According to recently released court documents, one victim told police that while he was at Perreault’s Newfields home, his scoutmaster showed him pornography while inappropriately touching him.
When necn asked Schwartz how confident he is there are other victims, he replied, saying “We’ve been in contact with other people that’ve alleged they too are victims.”
In an October interview with an investigator, Perreault allegedly said, “I touched him, but I shouldn’t have.”
When the investigator pressed for more information, Perreault said, “I don’t remember, that was 20 years ago.”
When necn tried to reach out to Perreault to get his side of the story, a man who answered the door had no comment.
According to an affidavit, Perreault sent two victims an apology note that read, “I need to tell you how deeply sorry I am for abusing you when you were a scout.”
In a phone interview Wednesday, Perreault’s defense attorney Roger “Rusty” Chadwick warned about jumping to conclusions.
“We don’t know any of the circumstances of the case, we don’t know all the facts of the case,” Chadwick said. “So we see many times, in many cases, where things that are said on one day, do not come into play at court.”
Perreault was most recently a school bus driver in the Kingston area. Police said that under his bail conditions, Perreault is no longer allowed to be near juveniles.
He’s is due back in court in January.