Londonderry police seek alleged child molester

Dewey Wambsganns

LONDONDERRY — A Londonderry man who is charged with sexually assaulting a young child turned himself into police in North Carolina Friday around 9:15 a.m., according to Capt. Patrick Cheetham.

Dewey Wambsganns turned himself in to the Waxhaw Police Department, according to Cheetham.

He will be detained at the Union County, North Carolina, Jail pending court hearings regarding extradition back to New Hampshire.

The alleged victim was under the age of 13, police said. The assault happened "within the last 72 hours," Cheetham said Thursday evening.

On Thursday, Londonderry police issued a warrant for Wambsganss, charging him with five counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of false imprisonment. The suspect is known to the alleged victim, police said.

The charges are not alleged to have occurred on school property or on a school bus, and the victim was known to the offender outside of his profession as a bus driver, according to police.

However, police are aware that parents may be concerned about the current allegations due to Wambsganns’ profession and proximity to children, according to Cheetham.

If anyone believes that a child may have had inappropriate contact with Wambsganns, please contact the Londonderry Police Department Detective Division to seek advice.

The police are available to conduct private and confidential interviews as well.

This story is still developing. Check back at eagletribune.com and The Eagle-Tribune for updates.

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