Jonesboro Man Implicated in New Hampshire Rape Investigation

APRIL 15, 2005 - Posted at 5:18 p.m. CDT

CONCORD, NH - The owner of a Florida company named in a rape investigation in New Hampshire involving a door-to-door salesman from northeast Arkansas and two others is disputing a prosecutor's statement that his business if a front for criminal activity.

Belo Kellam says the prosecutor is misrepresenting the facts about Kellam's Fidelity Readers Service.  He says his company hires traveling crews to sell magazine subscriptions door-to-door.

But the prosecution says the company "appears to be a cover for an organization which engages in home invasion, burlgary, theft and sexual assault."

Christopher Armstrong, 23, of Jonesboro, and two other men were arraigned in Concord (New Hampshire) District Court on charges of raping a 19-year-old woman last month.  Kellam says the men work for an Arkansas business.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)