LACONIA – A Pittsfield man was released on $50,000 personal recognizance bail on Dec. 1 and ordered to stay out of Belmont after allegedly sexually assaulting his girlfriend's 7-year-old daughter three times this year.
After appearing in the 4th Circuit Court, Laconia Division, Emmanuel J. Ham-Ying, 22, was ordered to live in Conway and to have no contact with children under 16.
His official address as listed on police complaints is 91 Clough Road in Pittsfield.
The Belmont prosecutor asked for $50,000 cash-only bail, while Ham-Ying's attorney argued he had a place to stay away from the alleged victim and should be given personal recognizance bail.
According to the three complaints and the affidavit obtained from the court, the victim told her mother in late November that Ham-Ying had been assaulting her for the past several months. The three assaults include two charges of inappropriate touching and one charge of self-gratification that involved the victim.
Affidavits also stated the victim's mother confronted Ham-Ying and he allegedly admitted to her that he was sorry for what he did but that he was not aware the child was awake. He allegedly told her he hated himself but when "nothing happened after the first time he did it again."
On Nov. 24, she reported it to police, Ham-Ying moved out of the apartment.
On Nov. 29, Belmont Police were called to the home for a report that Ham-Ying was trying to access the house because he allegedly heard the police were investigating whether or not he molested the victim's mother's other children and to say he had not.
The affidavit for his arrest was sworn on Nov. 30.
Police continue to investigate and said additional and/or upgraded charges could be forthcoming.
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