- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The mayor of New Hampshire’s largest city is being criticized for failing to alert parents and the public about a sexual assault that happened at one of its high schools several years ago.

WMUR-TV says Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas said he didn’t realize the severity of the September 2015 incident involving two students.

Last week Bryan Wilson of Manchester was sentenced to 10 to 20 years for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl. At the time Wilson was 17.

Assistant Superintendent David Ryan alerted school board members and Gatsas about the incident. He says he told the mayor by phone that a rape had occurred. The mayor said he didn’t recall the incident being described as rape.

On Tuesday, Gatsas kicks off his re-election campaign for a fifth term.

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Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com


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