Police charge Laconia man with rape

LACONIA — A Batchelder Street man is facing one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault (rape) after his arrest for an incident reported on January 17.

Police said officers responded to Lakes Region General Hospital and received the complaint.

Police charge Fatmir Gasi, 52, of 72 Batchelder St. used physical force to overcome his victim. They described the relationship between Gasi and his alleged victim as acquaintances.

Gazi refused bail and is being held at the Belknap County House of Corrections. He is scheduled for a video arraignment this morning.