MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - A New Hampshire man is facing charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault involving a child, authorities said.

William Merrell, 48, of Manchester, is expected to be arraigned Monday in Hillsborough Superior Court on charges including aggravated felonious sexual assault, reckless conduct with a deadly weapon, two counts of simple assault, criminal mischief, and falsifying physical evidence, according to the Manchester Police Department.

Officers responding to a report of a man who fired a gun inside a home at 151 Beech Hill Avenue on Saturday around 1:20 a.m. learned that Merrell had gotten into a fight with another man prior to the gunshot, police said.

Police say investigators later determined that an alleged sexual assault involving a child had precipitated the altercation.

There were no additional details immediately available.

An investigation is ongoing.

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