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March 13, 2013

Level 3 sex offender held on $25K

Haverhill man accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old in Walmart


According to the Mass. Sex Offender Registry’s online database, Beausoleil is a Level 3 sex offender, based on the 1999 charge, which included indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, as well as an April 25, 2007 charge of open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior. Haverhill Deputy Police Chief Donald Thompson confirmed yesterday that Beausoleil is registered as a sex offender in Haverhill.

“He is required to register as a sex offender,” Cook said, noting that the day after he allegedly groped the girl at Walmart, he returned to the store, where he was arrested by Rockingham County Sheriff Dep. Matthew Caracciolo.

In addition, according to a Feb. 3 story in The Eagle-Tribune, Beausoleil, reportedly living in Lynn at the time, was charged by police in Methuen with driving under the influence of alcohol, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle after he slammed his car into a police cruiser, sending both him and Officer Arthur Hardy to the hospital with injuries. He has been summonsed to Lawrence District Court to face those charges.

When asked yesterday by the judge if he had anything to say, Beausoleil said only that he hoped to post bail and be released so that he could get out, get to work, and take care of his wife and daughter.

“My wife is having hard times now,” he said.

He told the judge he has been living in Haverhill for “less than a month” and is a self-employed contractor, working on kitchen and bathroom remodeling jobs.

Cook requested conditions of bail, including no contact with the victim, no contact with anyone under 17, a waiver of extradition and no possession of any firearms or dangerous weapons.

According to an arrest affidavit filed by Plaistow Detective George Wickson, police got a call from Walmart at around 8:30 p.m. Sunday on a report of a possible sexual assault on a 9-year-old girl.

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