Published Date Written by Gail OberASHLAND — A local man is facing 10 separate counts of rape after being indicted by a Grafton County grand jury last week.
N.H. State Police said they arrested Gregory Maggi, 32, no address given, and he is being held on $100,000 cash or surety bail at the Grafton County House of Corrections.
Police said they received a complaint about five months ago regarding a juvenile female and in the course of their investigation discovered what they said is a second victim.
Maggi is charge with three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, seven counts of felonious sexual assault, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and three counts of drug possession.
By way of brief explanation and according to the N.H. Department of Justice sexual assault protocols for police, felonious sexual assault includes the often called "statutory rape laws" and includes any sexual penetration of a person between the ages of 13 and 16 when the age difference between the two is greater than four years. It also applies when the person is in an authority position over the victim and coerces a victim into submission.
Aggravated felonious sexual assault includes situations that involve force or an expression of non-consent, when the victim is helpless to resist, when the victim submits because of kidnapping, threats of retaliation or extortion, or if the victim is administered drugs without his or her knowledge or consent.
If convicted of aggravated felonious sexual assault, the accused can serve an enhanced penalty of as much as 20 years in prison for each conviction.
N.H. State Police said the Ashland Police assisted in their investigation and no further details are being released at this time.