By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
CONCORD — A transient man convicted of exposing himself to children at Opechee Park on Sept. 1, 2014, still maintains his innocence and has asked the New Hampshire Supreme Court to review his trial.
Specifically, Daniel King, 54, formerly of Concord, contends that the Belknap County Court erred when it allowed a previously unnamed and unidentified witness to authenticate a video recording after the court determined the state didn't have anyone on its witness list that would do so.
Secondly, King said the court also made a mistake when it wouldn't allow his defense team to cross examine an eye witness as to whether or not there were conversations with others before their interview with the Child Advocacy Center.
King also says the fact that he left the state, even though he was homeless, not under arrest, and never told not to leave New Hampshire, should not have been allowed into evidence.
He also asked the Supreme Count to determine if the state presented enough evidence to the jury for it to determine beyond a reasonable doubt that he was the person who exposed himself that day.
King, who is a registered sex offender, was convicted by a jury of two counts of indecent exposure and sentenced to serve 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison. He is to complete a sex offender program.
Laconia Police initially tracked King to Concord after viewing camera footage and having one of the children who was at the park pick him out of photo array of eight men.
She told police he was manipulating his genitals with one hand while exposing himself with the other. He had left the area before the children notified police but they were able to give police a decent description of his car.
King was interviewed about the incident at the Concord Police Department on Sept. 19. He initially denied being in Laconia that day, but when he was shown footage of his car from the middle school cameras, he remembered passing through the city that day.
King left the Concord area at some point after that interview. About a month after the incident, Laconia Police obtained a warrant for his arrest.
He was found by U.S. Federal Marshals in Garland, Arkansas, and arrested on Dec. 10, 2015. Police found him by pinging his burner cell phones. He had abandoned his car in Maryland.
King was also convicted in U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire for failing to register as a sex offender in New Hampshire and Arkansas.
- Category: Local News
- Hits: 471