GILFORD — Police have charged a Lake Street man breaking into a woman's hotel room in May and forcibly raping her.
Douglas Fisher, 54, of 15 Lake Street, Apt A. is charged with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault (forcible rape), one count of burglary, and one count of robbery.
Gilford Police said Fisher was taken into custody without incident. He is being held on $100,000 cash bail after appearing yesterday in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division. He is scheduled for a probable cause hearing on December 15.
Police said they received a call from a woman in the early morning hours of May 7 who reported being attacked and sexually assaulted at The Margate Resort by a male assailant.
During the investigation, police collected evidence that included DNA from the victim. The DNA was identified as Fisher's based on a matching sample already entered into the National DNA (CODIS) database.
"We're glad to have him in custody," said Lt. Kris Kelley who noted the detailed investigation done by Det. Sgt. Chris Jacques and Det. Denise Parker.
In December of 2013, Fisher was charged with driving while intoxicated and one count of driving after revocation after he backed into a Laconia Police cruiser that was driving down Lake Street while he plowing at the hotel.
Gilford Police investigated the accident and said the truck Fisher was driving was registered to Plymeg Hotel Management.
At the time of the accident, Fisher's record indicates he had one previous driving while intoxicated charge from 2012.
Yesterday Kelley said Fisher has a criminal record but not for sexual assault. He declined to say anything further.
The affidavits supporting Fisher's arrest have been sealed for 30 days by the court and police are not releasing any more details at this time.
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