New Hampshire

Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Juvenile in NH Walmart

The 21-year-old turned himself into police custody on Wednesday

A New Hampshire man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl inside of a Walmart in Hooksett, New Hampshire, police say.

Arthur Vigeant, 21, of Concord, was charged with sexual assault, simple assault and willful concealment.

On Wednesday, Jan. 17, officers received a report of a man who sexually assaulted a young girl at the Walmart on Commerce Drive.

Police say that the man, later identified as Vigeant, could be seen on surveillance footage arriving at Walmart around 3:18 p.m., after which he left the store carrying several stolen goods. Vigeant then went to Bass Pro Shops but later returned to the Walmart.

Around 6:40 p.m., Vigeant allegedly approached the girl and grabbed her inappropriately, police say. The family of the young girl confronted Vigeant, and he left the store. He was shortly stopped by police outside.

Vigeant allegedly admitted to officers that he had stolen merchandise and grabbed a young girl in the store.

Because Vigeant reportedly appeared to be under the influence of drugs, he was brought to the Elliot Hospital for treatment.

An arrest warrant was obtained for Vigeant, who turned himself into the Hooksett Police Department the next day. He refused the services of a bail commissioner at his arraignment and has been released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail.

It's not clear when his next court date is or if he has an attorney.

Contact Us