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Scott Nash Church Leader Wanted for Assault

Scott Nash Church Leader Wanted for Assault

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Scott Nash, previously of 20 Summer St., was the senior warden at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton. He is wanted on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, one count of felonious sexual assault and one count of theft. Nash was convicted in 1991 of theft by unauthorized taking for stealing nearly $29,000 from a Littleton business, according to court records. A court clerk in Grafton County Superior Court said Nash stole from the local hospital. Hilliard said it was a restaurant. The details of the theft were not available yesterday. Nash served a year at the Grafton County House of Correction and was ordered to repay the stolen money.Nash's father and late mother worked at the Providian Bank in Tilton. His brother Richard Nash worked for the Laconia Police Department and served on the Laconia City Council before moving out of state a few years ago.
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Scott Nash, previously of 20 Summer St., was the senior warden at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton. He is wanted on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, one count of felonious sexual assault and one count of theft. Nash was convicted in 1991 of theft by unauthorized taking for stealing nearly $29,000 from a Littleton business, according to court records. A court clerk in Grafton County Superior Court said Nash stole from the local hospital. Hilliard said it was a restaurant. The details of the theft were not available yesterday. Nash served a year at the Grafton County House of Correction and was ordered to repay the stolen money.Nash's father and late mother worked at the Providian Bank in Tilton. His brother Richard Nash worked for the Laconia Police Department and served on the Laconia City Council before moving out of state a few years ago.
Tags:Church leader Scot Nash Child Sexual Abuse Littleton NH,Northfield NH,Tilton NH,Rev. Janet Lombardo of Trinity Episcopal Church,Oliver's Restaurant in Tilton,Providian Bank Tilton,His brother Richard Nash Laconia Police Department and Laconia City Council,wife Judy,All Brite Cleaning and Restoration in Gilford

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Church leader wanted forassault
By ANNMARIE TIMMINSand MELANIE ASMARMonitor staff Saturday, February 19, 2005NORTHFIELD - The police are searching for a 45-year-old church volunteer who is wanted oncharges that he sexually assaulted several girls and stole church money.Scott Nash, previously of 20 Summer St., was the senior warden at the Trinity Episcopal Church inTilton. He is wanted on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, one count of felonioussexual assault and one count of theft.Nash was previously convicted of stealing money from an employer and served time in jail.The alleged assaults occurred over the past year, some of them at Nash's Summer Street residence,according to Northfield Police Chief Scott Hilliard. He has since been evicted. A member of the church for five years, Nash was one of two youth ministers. He also performedsecretarial duties as a paid part-time administrator, according to the Rev. Tim Rich of the EpiscopalDiocese.The alleged assaults came to light when several parishioners approached the Rev. Janet Lombardoof Trinity Episcopal Church. Lombardo said she contacted the diocese and the police.'It's just a really hard thing to go through,' she said. 'We'll just keep taking it day by day.'Lombardo described Nash as outgoing and friendly. The congregation of 50 regular memberselected him to the position of senior warden, she said. A senior warden is a leader in the parish whoworks closely with the priest to help decide the church's direction.
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To become a youth minister, Nash went through six hours of training on how to keep children safe,Rich said. The church also requires that at least two adults chaperone the children at all times.The police did not say whether the alleged assaults were connected to Nash's work with the church.'It's a real betrayal of trust,' Rich said. 'He was very popular in the church. He was much appreciatedfor his gifts.' According to Rich, the church does a background check on all volunteers working with children. Richcould not comment on Nash's background check, but he said the church has never deviated from itspolicy.The police did not disclose how much money was stolen from the church.Nash was convicted in 1991 of theft by unauthorized taking for stealing nearly $29,000 from aLittleton business, according to court records. A court clerk in Grafton County Superior Court saidNash stole from the local hospital. Hilliard said it was a restaurant. The details of the theft were notavailable yesterday.Nash served a year at the Grafton County House of Correction and was ordered to repay the stolenmoney, but it was unclear yesterday whether he had.Nash went to work for the former Oliver's Restaurant in Tilton while he was in jail under a work-release program. Joanna Oliveremployed Nash as a cook for about a year and a half withoutproblem, she said.'I would ask him, 'How can you be this great person and have a problem like (the Littletonconviction)?'' Oliver said. 'He was a hard worker, and he came from a great family. I'm sorry to seehe's in the spotlight again.'Nash's father and late mother worked at the Providian Bank in Tilton. His brother Richard Nashworked for the Laconia Police Department and served on the Laconia City Council before moving outof state a few years ago.Nash and his wife, Judy, separated in June 2000 and divorced last May, according to their file atBelknap County Superior Court.The file said the two divorced because of irreconcilable differences but did not elaborate. They havetwo children, a 22-year-old daughter and a 21-year-old son.
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