Another of Hussein Obama’s well-vetted Muslim refugees. Source: Nashua man accused of sexually assaulting girls – WMUR.com
A Nashua man is facing accusations that he had inappropriate contact with several young girls.
Mohammod Rafique is facing six charges, including two counts of felonious sexual assault. Nashua police said the incident happened in late August and involves four girls, including a 7-year-old.
“We’re alleging these offenses have had a great and substantial effect on both them and their parents,” prosecutor Don Topham said.
Rafique was described in court as a refugee from Myanmar who has lived in Nashua for two years. An interpreter was provided by phone.
Authorities said the charges involve inappropriate touching and happened at some sort of gathering.
“Through the investigation, we learned that he was acquainted with one girl’s family,” Lt. Kerry Baxter said. “He had attempted to offer them money and gifts and things like that to get one or more of the girls back to his house.”
Court records said when the girls interviewed, they gave essentially the same version of what happened.
Prosecutors asked for $50,000 bail, saying it was needed to protect the victims. Defense lawyers said Rafique is innocent.
“I have spoken with him and he understands the serious nature of these charges, but he is maintaining his innocence on these charges, and of course the court knows there is a presumption of innocence at this point,” defense lawyer Sarah Newhall said.
The judge set bail at $15,000, with another hearing scheduled for next month.
More on the charges: Police: Nashua man arrested after alleged sex assault on four underage girls
Rafique was initially wanted for Class B felonious sexual assault, but police said after he was arrested he was charged with an additional count of Class B felonious sexual assault, as well as two counts of simple assault and one count of attempted simple assault, both Class A misdemeanors.
Each felony is punishable by up to seven years in state prison, while each misdemeanor is punishable by up to a year in county jail, police said.
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