Police: Manchester convenience store owner solicited sexual favors from minors in exchange for THC and vape pens


The 40-year-old Manchester convenience store owner is facing multiple charges after he allegedly solicited sexual favors from high school students in exchange for goods from the store, police say.

The Manchester Police Department’s Child Investigation Unit received reports in April that Muhammed Adrees, the owner of Manchester Mini Mart & Tobacco at 352 Main St., offered vape pens of THC and tobacco to minors in exchange for sexual favors, police said in a news release. .

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After an investigation and the identification of several victims, the police issued an arrest warrant for Adrees.

Adrees turned himself in to police on Friday and was charged with two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of risk of harm to a child.

He was released after posting a $100,000 cash bond set by the court. He is due to appear in Manchester Superior Court on June 17.

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Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the Manchester Police Department at 860-645-5500 or the lead investigator, Det. Jason Pontz at 860-645-5545.


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