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Plaistow lawyer facing sex assault charges claims teen fabricated encounter
On Tuesday, a judge granted Lawrence Buswell, 52, of Kingston access to a juvenile court petition that was filed against the boy in a Massachusetts court.
Defense lawyer Lincoln Soldati said in court papers that the Child-In-Need-of-Services petition (CHINS) “provides a potential motive for the alleged victim to fabricate these allegations in order to deflect attention away from his behavior.”
Buswell was indicted in October on two counts of felonious sexual assault for allegedly raping the boy while the two were out on his boat on Country Pond in Kingston.
The alleged assaults happened sometime in July 2011.
Buswell has pleaded not guilty and remains free on $50,000 personal recognizance bail.
Soldati also claimed in court records that the boy began “acting out” and ran away from home in April 2012 prior to reporting the alleged assault.
Judge N. William Delker indicated in a court order that he will review the juvenile record before allowing the defense to have it.
Buswell is expected to go on trial July 28, and faces up to 3½ to 7 years in state prison on the felony charges.
He also is facing charges in a separate case for allegedly causing a fatal boat crash on the same pond.
Buswell was indicted in December for negligent homicide and three counts of second-degree assault for crashing into another boat on Country Pond in Kingston on May 26, 2012.
The pilot of the other boat, Eric Eskeland, 54, of Merrimack, was killed during the crash. Three other passengers were injured, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors say that Buswell failed to look out for other boaters while he was behind the wheel of a 20-foot Correct Craft powerboat which struck the back of the Sea Ray operated by Eskeland.
On Thursday, another lawyer for Buswell made a brief court appearance regarding the negligent homicide case. Buswell faces up to 3½ to 7 years in prison on each of the felony charges in that case.
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