John Anderson Arraignment Scheduled for Oct. 11

The arraignment of Town Administrator John Anderson on misdemeanor charges will be Friday, Oct. 11, in Derry District Court.
Anderson is being charged with two counts of indecent exposure and lewdness after allegedly exposing himself to a Direct TV salesman at Anderson’s Lane road home Thursday, July 11.
The Town Council has not completed its inquiry into the charges, Acting Town Administrator Larry Budreau said this week. “I have no progress to report at this date,” Budreau said in a phone interview.

Budreau said the Council has not spoken with Anderson as a group. “We are in the process of establishing the date for our next meeting,” he said. He said the Council is conducting its own inquiry, without an outside facilitator, and expects to complete its inquiry by mid-Sept.
Anderson’s attorney Cornelius Sullivan of Massachusetts criticized the media for “trying Mr. Anderson in the press” and said in a phone interview that the State Police and county prosecutors gave the press information they did not give him, including details of the salesman’s allegation. He had made an informal request to state police for the information. “They were not willing to give it, and referred me to the County Attorney,” he said. He said the County Attorney’s office had not given him the material, but added that he had not made a formal request.
Sullivan also said it has been incorrectly reported that Anderson was free on $2,000 bail. “The bail commissioner did not impose bail,” he said. He said Anderson is free on personal recognizance, and the only money that changed hands was a $40 fee to the bail commissioner.
Anderson is “anxious to get back to work,” Sullivan said. He has received phone calls of encouragement from several members of the community “and is humbled by it,” Sullivan said.

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