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Merrimack Valley

March 13, 2013

Level 3 sex offender held on $25K

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

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Police said the girl told them she had wandered from her mother into the toy aisle when she was approached by a man who touched her in her “privates.”

She pushed the man away and left the aisle to seek help, and spoke to the store manager, who then called police and reunited the girl with her mother.

According to store videos, the girl is seen walking down the toy aisle, followed shortly after by the suspect. About 4 minutes later, the girl walked out of the aisle and went toward the front of the store. Less than a minute later, the man could be seen leaving the store. Once he got outside, he ran toward his vehicle, a gray, regular-cab Chevy pickup truck.

Police also watched the video from earlier in the evening, at the point the suspect entered the parking lot. According to police observations, Beausoleil sat in his truck for a while, and appeared to be waiting for someone. At some point, he began conversing with a woman in an adjacent or nearby car, who had a child in the car with her.

The woman, pushing the child in a baby carriage, entered the store first, followed by Beausoleil. According to the affidavit, they mostly shopped on their own, but could be seen on the video meeting several times in the store and concealing items in the carriage. Later, the woman is seen on videotape leaving the store, but not paying for the items in the carriage.

Later interviewed by police, Sara Neddo told them that she could not believe the accusations against Beausoleil and that it could not have happened because they were together at Walmart.

When asked about the stolen items, she said it was “only spark plugs” and that she was willing to pay for them after the fact. Police rejected that idea, advising her they would seek a warrant for her arrest.

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