Harmony Montgomery's dad who 'bashed her around' arrested in connection with her disappearance
According to New Hampshire prosecutors, Adam knowingly caused bodily injury to Harmony by 'striking her in the face' back in July 2019
MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE: The father of Harmony Montgomery, 7, has been arrested and charged in connection with her disappearance. Adam Montgomery, 31, has been charged with a second-degree felony assault charge, two misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and one misdemeanor count of interference with custody.
According to New Hampshire prosecutors, Adam knowingly caused bodily injury to Harmony by "striking her in the face" back in July 2019. He also knowingly concealed her from the state's Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), and also "refused to provide the Manchester Police Department information leading to the whereabouts" of the girl, court documents stated.
In July 2019, Adam allegedly struck Harmony and gave her a black eye. When asked about when he saw her for the last time, he gave conflicting accounts, according to a redacted police affidavit filed on Wesnesday, January 5. Bail documents state that Adam, who is being represented by a state court-appointed attorney, is in custody at present.
Adam took custody of Harmony in February 2019, and is her biological father. The Sun reported that Harmony's biological mother, Crystal Sorey, became concerned about her daughter's safety and called Manchester police on November 11, 2021. Sorey told police that she saw Harmony for the last time in the background of an Easter 2019 Facetime call with Adam. Adam later cut of ties with Sorey and the family. Adam allegedly imposed severe punishments on Harmony when she was five, including "bashing her around the house" and forcing her to scrub the toilet with her toothbrush. During a drug relapse, Adam allegedly made Harmony stand in the corner for hours. Adam is also accused of once shooting a man in the head, and was subsequently jailed.
Harmony Montgomery from Manchester, New Hampshire, was last seen in October 2019, but she was reported missing only in December 2021. Harmony, who is blind in one eye, was last seen when she was 5 years old. Harmony Montgomery's mysterious disappearance was not reported by her family. Rather, police learned about her through the Division of Children Youth and Families in New Hampshire, after several people filed missing complaints about her.
Please help us find #HarmonyMontgomery!— JusticeForGabbs (@GabbsJustice) January 3, 2022
Harmony is a #MISSING 7 year old child who was last seen 2 years ago in late October 2019.
Please contact @mht_nh_police with any information regarding Harmony’s whereabouts. #NewHampshire #MissingChild pic.twitter.com/1ftHNW4UTi
Manchester Police Chief Allen Aldenberg stated, "Manchester police became aware of this this week, and I know people are going to say "Well here it is 2021, almost 2022, and nobody has seen this young girl since late October 2019. So what has happened in the last few years?" Fair question. That's why I'm here today. Because we need assistance. We need help. And we do not have many answers to many questions that we have." He further urged the public, "I don't care if you saw this young girl a year ago and you think it's irrelevant – call us."