A 2007 graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School has been indicted in New Hampshire on four counts of aggravated felony sexual assault.

Daniel Shedd, 19, was a freshman at the prestigious Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., at the time of the October 2007 incident in his college dormitory.

Shedd is the son of Cape Elizabeth High School Principal Jeffrey Shedd.

He is currently free on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond and faces multiple conditions, including that he waive extradition to return to New Hampshire for prosecution; not possess firearms or alcohol; submit to random drug tests; report to the New Hampshire Department of Corrections by phone; appear for all court dates; not travel outside New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine; and have no contact with the alleged victim or her family, according Grafton County (N.H.) Superior Court records.

Shedd was indicted March 21 and waived arraignment through a signed plea on April 1, according to court records. The incident in question occurred during the night of Oct. 26-27, 2007.

Jeffrey Shedd declined to comment Monday on the criminal charges against his son.


Hanover Police Chief Nick Giaccone also declined to comment, other than to confirm that the incident in question occurred in a college dormitory.

At Cape Elizabeth High School, the younger Shedd was a talented student and athlete, a National Merit Finalist and Presidential Scholar candidate who participated in varsity soccer and track and in academic competitions. At Dartmouth, he was a peer math tutor and worked in the dining hall, according to the college’s Web page.

The college’s director of media relations, Roland Adams, said he had “no information” on Daniel Shedd, including whether he had been a student at the college or was still enrolled. Under the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a school must say it has “no information” on a student at the student’s request.

Adams said that Dartmouth would not necessarily expel a student accused of a crime, but would conduct its own investigation and give the student an opportunity to respond to the charges. He said a “range of punishments” could be handed down.

Shedd’s attorney, Andru Volinsky, did not return a telephone call seeking comment. He was quoted in Maine media as saying his client had known his accuser for a long time and was not expecting the charges.

Daniel Shedd

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