Vermont fugitive arrested in New Hampshire

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Police have captured Vermont’s most wanted fugitive. Forty-eight-year-old Edward Bessette, Jr., has been wanted on a sexual assault charge since 1988. He was arrested Friday in an emergency room in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Police say he was admitted to the hospital under the false name of Edward Givens. The New Hampshire medical examiner’s office investigated and determined that Givens was actually Bessette.

Police say he has been using the name Givens and living in Manchester, New Hampshire, for the last 18 years, operating as a babysitter.

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