MANCHESTER -- A city man was arraigned Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division on 19 charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault involving one woman.
Qusim Saesayh, 33, of 21 Kosciuszko St., could enter no plea to the felony charges in Circuit Court, so a probable cause hearing was set for Aug. 9.
All information about the charges was sealed by a judge, but police prosecutor Steven Mangone said police have “grave concern for this particular victim.”
Bail was set at $100,000 cash only.
DCYF was waiting in court
A Pittsfield teen pleaded innocent Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a misdemeanor charge of attempted theft by unauthorized taking and trial was set for Oct. 29.
Elizabeth Lamy, 17, who told Judge Gregory Michael she is homeless, is accused of attempting to leave Hannaford without paying for groceries.
Police prosecutor Steven Mangone said Lamy had been reported as a runaway and requested $1,000 personal recognizance bail, because a representative of the Division for Children Youth and Families was present in the courtroom to take custody of Lamy.
Arrested with Lamy was William Yates, 21, of 246 Main St., who was charged with attempted theft for separately taking a bag of potato chips.
The judge asked Yates: “How would you feel if somebody stole from you?” Yates, who was out on $1,000 personal recognizance bail on a simple assault charge when he was arrested for attempted theft, was also charged with contempt of court.
Yates told Michael: “I’ve been doing good, except for this.”
Mangone requested $2,500 cash/surety bail, prompting Yates to say: “I don’t have the money to pay.” But when Yates’ brother stood up and said he would make sure Yates stayed out of trouble, the judge set bail at $2,500 personal recognizance.
Wants personal recognizance bail
A bail revocation hearing is set for Tuesday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division for Jeffrey Barchus, 50, who lives in his camper.
Barchus pleaded innocent Monday to simple assault and stalking charges that allege he followed an ex-girlfriend who was with another man in a vehicle Sunday. The woman told police the other man became frightened and made her get out of his vehicle at a Central Street address.
Barchus, who was allegedly following the woman in his camper, is accused of getting out of his vehicle and hitting the woman in the midsection several times with jumper cables.
When police responded they reported finding jumper cables on the ground and finding Barchus in a rear alley within 100 yards of the woman in violation of his bail conditions on two earlier simple assault charges.
Barchus had been arraigned July 24 on two simple assault charges involving the woman and was free on $1,000 personal recognizance bail with trial set for Oct. 29. Barchus told Judge Gregory Michael: “If she stops hiding in my camper, it’ll be all right.”
Trial on the new charges was also set for Oct. 29. Michael set bail on the new charges at $5,000 cash/surety, with the same conditions as the earlier bail.
He’s in therapy
Rene Ouimette, 48, of 616 Union St., pleaded innocent Monday in Circuit Court-Manchester District Division to a misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution charge and trial was set for Nov. 1.
Police prosecutor Steven Mangone requested $5,000 cash/surety bail for Ouimette, saying there is a 72-hour hold on Ouimette because he has suspended time on a November 2011 Hooksett conviction for duty to report in connection with a 2010 sexual assault conviction. He was convicted at the same time on six counts of indecent exposure and lewdness.
Ouimette, who was arrested Friday after allegedly soliciting a Manchester Police officer working undercover in the area of Beech and Manchester streets, told Judge Gregory Michael that he’s been going to therapy.
Michael set bail at $2,000 cash/surety.