NH Child Sex Assault Suspect In Custody

Dewey Wambsgans

Dewey Wambsganns. (Londonderry Police)

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Londonderry, New Hampshire school bus driver sought by police in a child sex assault has turned himself in to authorities in North Carolina.

Londonderry Police said Dewey "Chip" Wambsganns, 59, turned himself in to the Waxhaw, North Carolina Police Department around 9:15 a.m. Friday.

A manhunt was launched for Wambsganns this week. He was being sought on five counts of felony aggravated sexual assault and one count of false imprisonment.

Police said the charges being sought against Wambsganns aren't alleged to have occurred on school property or while he was driving a school bus, but they are aware of parents' concerns.

"While we're conducting an ongoing investigation, our case so far involves only one victim, and while we don't believe there to be additional victims, we are reaching out to our community to let them know about his arrest," said Londonderry Police Capt. Patrick Cheetham. "If anyone thinks that their child may have had inappropriate contact with Wambsganns, we ask that you call our detective division."

Wambsganns will be held at the Union County, North Carolina Jail until he can be extradited back to New Hampshire.

Capt. Cheetham said the department hoped that would happen "as soon as possible."

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