February 18, 2005

Church officer to face charges in Northfield


Staff Writer

NORTHFIELD — Police are seeking a suspect wanted in connection with inappropriate sexual contact with several young girls and for allegedly embezzling money from a local church.

Police Chief Scott Hilliard said the Tilton and Northfield Police and the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire will be hold a joint press conference this afternoon to announce complete details of the investigation into the allegations.

The Citizen has learned that the suspect being sought is Scott Nash, 45, of 20 Summer Street, who is believed to be on the run.

Warrants have been issued for his arrest and information about him has been entered in theAbuse Tracker Crime Information Center.

The suspect is an official of the Tilton Episcopal Church in Tilton. The investigation involves allegations of inappropriate contact with minor children and was brought to the attention of police by officials of the Episcopal Diocese, Chief Hilliard said, adding that authorities are seeking the news media’s assistance in locating the suspect.

Posted by kshaw at February 18, 2005 08:47 AM