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July 8, 2014

Sexual assault suspect to plead not guilty

Franklin man faces 4 charges

DERRY — A registered sex offender will plead not guilty to charges he sexually assaulted a developmentally disabled man in a Londonderry parking lot.

Brian Davis, 48, of Franklin was scheduled to appear yesterday in 10th Circuit Court for a probable cause hearing.

But Davis waived the hearing shortly after arriving from the county jail where he’s being held on $250,000 cash bail.

The case will now go before a grand jury in Rockingham Superior Court, where Davis faces possible indictment. But he maintains his innocence, according to his attorney, James Rosenberg.

“He intends to plead not guilty when he’s arraigned in Superior Court,” Rosenberg said.

Davis was arrested at his home June 23 on three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and a single count of felonious sexual assault, Londonderry police Detective Christopher Olson said.

Davis and the 21-year-old met through an online dating site, Olson said. The two men had been communicating for about a month before they agreed to meet in Londonderry for coffee, Olson said.

The alleged victim told police the two were in a dark parking lot behind Apple Tree Cinemas 12 at 16 Orchard View Drive on June 4 when Davis sexually assaulted him.

The man then walked to Dunkin’ Donuts at 1 Mohawk Drive and told employees he had been assaulted.

The man then locked himself in the restaurant restroom, Olson said. A relative took the 21-year-old man to a local hospital, Olson said.

Davis was convicted of sexual assault in December 2005 and in January 2009. He was convicted of simple assault in March 2010, according to N.H. Department of Safety records.

An arraignment date has not been scheduled.

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