Portsmouth Police detectives assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force charged a Hooksett teacher with three counts of felonious sexual assault that allegedly involved one of his former students.
Andrew Lalos, 34, of Hooksett, a teacher at the Cawley Middle School in that community, was arrested by Portsmouth Police Det. Kristyn Bernier on Thursday after he turned himself in, according to Portsmouth Police Capt. Corey MacDonald, who serves as commander of the task force.
Lalos was bailed out of the Portsmouth District Court on $5,000 cash/surety and $50,000 personal recognizance bail, according to MacDonald. He has an arraignment date of August 3, 2011 at Hooksett District Court.
"His conditions of bail include not contact with the victim, her family or witnesses in this case. He is also to have no unsupervised contact with minors, with the exception of any children he may have," MacDonald said in a prepared statement.
The victim in this case is alleged to have been between the ages of 13-17 years of age and under the supervisory authority of Mr. Lalos who was her teacher and mentor, according to MacDonald.
According the police, Lalos allegedly sexually assaulted the teen on December 16, 2005, then engaged in a pattern between September 5, 2005 and December 16, 2005, during which time he had the same minor female perform fellatio over a three month period at Hooksett Memorial School. The third count alleges the same allegations, but occurring at the Cawley Middle School.
The New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is comprised of 49 affiliate agencies from across the state. The task force investigators are sworn as deputy sheriffs under Carroll County Sheriff Christopher Conley. Numerous detectives from affiliate agencies assisted in this investigation.
MacDonald said anyone with information regarding the exploitation of children is encouraged to report it to their local law enforcement or directly to the NH ICAC task force at the Portsmouth Police Department. Should you wish to remain anonymous, callers may make reports to Crime Stoppers at (603)431-1199.