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NC inmate wanted for sexual assault in New Hampshire

Posted March 4, 2011 8:18 a.m. EST
Updated March 4, 2011 9:37 a.m. EST

— New Hampshire police said Thursday that the suspect in the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl has been found in a North Carolina prison.

Manchester, N.H., police said that Robert Burelle, 29, is accused of assaulting the girl in April and July of last year. He had been wanted on three counts of felonious sexual assault.

Burelle was located in the Harnett Correctional Institute in Lillington, serving seven months for a probation violation, according to North Carolina Department of Correction records.

Last June, he was sentenced to probation for five vehicle break-ins that happened in New Hanover County in May 2010, DOC records show. His probation was revoked in January, sending him to prison.

Manchester police said they have begun the process to extradite Burelle to New Hampshire.