BRENTWOOD — A 48-year-old Londonderry man is facing more charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two young girls over a two-year period and threatened them by holding a knife or hook to their necks, prosecutors said.
Christopher Davis of Berkshire Lane is facing 16 charges in Rockingham County Superior Court, including counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, criminal threatening and felonious sexual assault, according to indictments.
Davis was arrested by Londonderry police in December after the girls’ mother reported the alleged assault. He had faced four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault at the time.
But a Rockingham County grand jury that convened earlier this month returned 12 new charges in the case, court records indicate.
Prosecutors say that Davis carried out a pattern of sexually abuse against the girls between January 1, 2010, and June 18, 2012, starting when the girls were ages 9 and 6.
One of the girls told investigators Davis held a knife to her neck and threatened to harm her, court records say. Another girl reported that Davis brandished a hook and held it to her neck, threatening to hurt her on more than one occasion, according to indictments.
Court documents do not given an exact date or location of when the alleged threats occurred.
Davis faces 11 counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, three counts of criminal threatening and single counts of attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault and felonious sexual assault, according to indictments.
The aggravated sexual assault charges each carry a potential 10- to 20-year state prison term. The criminal threatening charges are punishable by up to 10 to 30 years in state prison.
He is scheduled to appear for arraignment and enter a plea on April 24 in Rockingham County Superior Court. Davis remains free on bail.