Hudson man arrested on sexual assault charge

HUDSON – Nashua and Hudson police officers collaborated Saturday in the arrest of a 34-year-old Hudson resident in connection with a sexual assault the previous day, police said.

Christopher Hanscom, of 2B Boyd Road, faces one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault, which police say stems from a report Nashua police received Feb. 10 from a female who accused Hanscom of sexually assaulting her at a Nashua residence.

Police didn’t specify the alleged victim’s age, but did say she and Hanscom know each other.

Nashua police issued a warrant for Hanscom’s arrest. They and Hudson officers arrested him around 8:30 p.m. Saturday at his Boyd Road home.

The charge is a Class A felony that is punishable by up to 15 years in state prison.

Hanscom was held on $50,000 cash-only bail pending arraignment, which was scheduled for Tuesday morning in Nashua district court.

Arraignment was initially scheduled for Monday, but the court was closed because of the snowstorm.

DEAN SHALHOUP