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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 28, 2022

NH Man Pleads Guilty to Violent Home Invasion in York

PORTLAND, Maine:  A Hooksett, New Hampshire man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Portland today to conspiracy and robbery charges stemming from a violent home invasion in York.

According to court records, in August 2019, Derek Daprato, 34, and three other co-conspirators met in Hooksett, New Hampshire and planned a home invasion of a York residence to rob marijuana and marijuana sale proceeds from the home’s resident. The group traveled to the York residence where two co-conspirators, armed with handguns and wearing masks, waited in the woods for the victim to return home. When the victim arrived home, accompanied by two others, a violent physical altercation ensued. During the fight, a firearm was discharged, and the bullet struck the victim in the lower abdomen. The two co-conspirators fled. Police arrived approximately 15 minutes later, and the victim was rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery to remove a .45 caliber bullet from his lower abdomen.

Daprato faces a period of imprisonment of up to 20 years on the conspiracy charge and up to 20 years on the robbery charge. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The FBI, in conjunction with the York Police Department and the York County Sheriff’s Office, investigated the case.

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Michael J. Conley Donald E. Clark Assistant United States Attorneys Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated December 28, 2022