Child rapist denied medical parole
CONCORD — A former martial arts instructor at Newmarket Junior/Senior High School, convicted in 2006 of 10 counts of child rape, was denied a medical parole on Thursday.
Keith Ingraham, 62, of Newmarket is serving up to 35 years in prison for raping a child younger than 16.
He sought a medical parole because he has cost the state more than $650,000 in medical costs since 2008.
His plan was to move to a rooming house in Manchester within walking distance of a new kidney dialysis center.
But parole board members Pierre J. Morin, Leslie Mendenhall and M. Kathryn McCarroll said the fact he could walk to the kidney dialysis center showed he could also walk right back into a young girl's life and ruin it.
Had Ingraham said he was going to a secure facility where he would not be ambulatory, that would be one thing, “but you are still completely independent. The only issue here is what it is going to cost the state. I feel that the public safety issue trumps anything else,” said Morin.
The parole board unanimously agreed that the issue was one of public safety versus public cost.
Cindy Domenici, medical parole adviser, told the board Ingraham is undergoing kidney dialysis three times a week at $270 per session, which is down from about $900 a session with a newly negotiated state contract
He has accumulated other expenses of up to $650,000, she said.
Ingraham ran a program for at-risk students at Newmarket Junior/Senior High School and the town's recreation center.
The victim's parents wrote a letter to the board.
“It is our strong belief that Keith Ingraham should be kept behind bars,” they said.
“He wasn't just some stranger in the night that came and violated our child, he was much more sinister than that. He lived a lie, put on a charade as a supposed close, dear friend of our family.” Then he ruined a childhood, they said.
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Cemal Yurtseven said:
To Josh IngrahamThis is her father...you know who I am don't you Josh. Have you no shame! First of all, all of his family had an opportunity to speak for him and several of you did! But the facts, yes the FACTS that your father never denied during trial, spoke for themselves! The most disgusting thing about your words Josh...your father taking blame for a weak family that cared too much...is absolutely disgusting! If we were a weak family how did we take advantage of him? Your father was able to run a taekwondo class with dozens of students, administer tests and training, and also run a huge after school day care program, plus taekwondo classes after hours and raise a family of 3 kids and also work on building a new building for the business, yet HE was taken advantage of by a 14 yr old girl who looked up to him and his prestige in the martial arts community and which he also pretended to be such a friend to our family! You disgust me Josh Ingraham! That's right, she was 14 when he started his grooming and manipulation and worked if for almost 3 yrs! Yeah Josh...he cared too much..too much abut his own perverted and sick sexual desires! What about the other girls he tried this on..I guess they all took advantage of him too. He's so innocent yet he waves a jury trial Josh. Do you know why...cause he knew his family and others in the community would have to sit and listen to all the disgusting and perverted acts he committed!
December 18, 2012 12:14 pm
Cemal Yurtseven said:
Was he being taken advantage if when he exposed his genitals to my 14 yr old daughter or felt her up or when he took his camera and took nude pictures of her. Yeah Josh, he was forced to do all that. Was he just caring too much or being taken advantage of when he went and bought her jewelry and clothes and promised her an apartment when she turned 18 and would leave his family for her..that's right Josh, he was ready to dump you guys to move on to his next child bride! And you know exactly what I mean by that don't you Josh! Your father did not act on a moment of weakness nor was he taken advantage of by a 14 YEAR OLD girl. He was an evil, manipulative, lying, conniving, overbearing and perverted 57yr old man who had a sick sexual attraction to little girls and he spent 3 yrs working his sick fantasies and got caught by his own text message to her, on a secret pay as you go cell phone he also got for her. Was he forced to buy her that phone so he could carry out his sick plan? If only you read the messages that my wife and I had to endure. He was promising to marry her had give her the world on top of everything!
December 18, 2012 12:31 pm
Cemal Yurtseven said:
Keith Ingraham was doing all that as well as at the same time pretending to be a friend of her family, offering to give her rides home or take her places with him so she could have a higher standing in the program. His own family was starting to get badgered and belittled by him when they started getting suspicious and questioning him. He hugged me with the very same hands that he felt up and molested my daughter with Josh!! The facts are 100% clear and irrefutable. I suggest you let go of denial and face the reality of what happened and who and what your father really is! He deserves to be where he is and he will never take responsibility or have remorse for anything he did, and that's why he deserves to STAY where he is! He's missing out on a lot, but that's his own fault and he shud have thought about that before he put his perversions above everything and everyone! My daughter missed out on what its like to be a normal young teen and not have mental scars that will haunt her for life, and shell never get those years back. Shame on you Josh and shame on anyone else who tries to justify a 57yr old community leader manipulating and molesting an innocent 14yr old girl who SO looked up to this sorry excuse of a man!
December 18, 2012 12:38 pm
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