Nashua police arrest sex offender on traffic warrant, discover he failed to register
NASHUA — A registered sex offender convicted of raping a child under the age of 16 in 2006 was arrested after failing to comply with offender registration requirements.
Nashua police said Thursday they arrested Andrew Polmatier, 28, of Nashua, on a warrant for nonappearance in court on an original charge of driving after suspension.
Members of the Special Investigations Division investigated further and determined that Polmatier was a registered sex offender who failed to comply with the state's sex offender registration requirements.
Police said because Polmatier was not in compliance with the registration requirements and because he had a previous conviction for failure to register as a sexual offender, he was charged with one count of duty to report, a class A felony.
In 2006, police said Polmatier was convicted of rape of a child who was under the age of 16 out of Hamden County Superior Court in Massachusetts. Then, in 2016, he was convicted of failure to register as a sexual offender in Hartford, Connecticut Superior Court.
Police said Polmatier faces up to 15 years in New Hampshire State Prison, as well as hefty fines.
He was held on $10,000 cash or surety bail pending his arraignment in Nashua district court Thursday. The Nashua Police Department has asked anyone with information about this incident to contact the Crime Line at (603)-589-1665.