Derry moves to oust Anderson as town administrator in wake of lewdness charges
According to a statement released by acting Town Administrator Larry Budreau, Anderson will be asked to sign a separation agreement that would end his employment "without cause" effective Oct. 26.
After the council's regular meeting, the acting administrator said he wouldn't speak beyond the two-paragraph statement. Councilors also refused to speak about the matter.
The move comes after Anderson, acting through his attorney, entered a plea of not guilty last week to charges of lewdness and indecent exposure for allegedly inviting a DirectTV salesman into his house on July 11 while in the nude.
Following the alleged incident, the Derry Town Council voted in nonpublic session to stop paying Anderson, pending the outcome of a meeting with him. But after meeting last month with Anderson and his former attorney Cornelius Sullivan in a closed door session, the council took no action and voted to seal the minutes.
A trial date has not been set, according to court staff.
Last month, Sullivan said the case shouldn't have been brought against his client since federal law affords him the right to privacy in his own home. Sullivan said the law is clear on this point.
County Attorney James Reams said the state is confident in the charges and will move forward with its case against Anderson.
The salesman told police that he was working in the neighborhood on July 11. He approached Anderson's house, knocked on the door, but no one answered. As he was leaving, he said he noticed an arm extending out the door and waving him back, police said.
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