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Nashua man accused of sexual assault, impersonating homeland security officer

By KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent

September 21. 2017 10:16AM

MICHAEL GRAHAM 



NASHUA -- Police investigating a sexual assault allegation said they were repeatedly lied to by the man they were investigating, who insisted he was a Homeland Security law enforcement officer, police said.

Michael Graham, 24, of 16 Van Buren St., a security guard for a private company, faces charges in connection with the Monday incident, police said.

According to police, a woman who knows Graham told police she was sexually assaulted at his residence on Monday night. When she called a male friend to pick her up at the residence, “Graham opened his door and pointed a handgun at the male,” police said in a release.

Graham told the man he was a law enforcement officer, then ordered him to leave, police said. The woman was able to leave and the two immediately reported the incident to police, according to the release.

Police said that as they investigated, Graham referred to himself as Homeland Security law enforcement. Police determined he was neither a sworn member of law enforcement nor employed by the Department of Homeland Security. 

He was arrested early Thursday and charged with felony counts of false impersonation, criminal threatening and two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault.

He is being held on $100,000 cash bail and was arraigned on the felony charges Thursday in Hillsborough County Superior Court.

khoughton@newstote.com


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