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Police: Man drugged, raped women he met online

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HAMPTON FALLS, Mass. -- A 34-year-old New Hampshire man is accused of drugging and raping women he met online, said police.
Investigators said Thomas Currier would allegedly drug his victims by giving them a tainted drink and then would rape them in his apartment.

"He insisted that they drink a particular beverage, and then upon drinking that beverage, they reported rapid onset of impairment," said Thomas Reid, Rockingham County Deputy Attorney. "And then sexual encounters would take place."

Police said Currier has been meeting women on dating Web sites since June.

"We do have allegations from more than one woman," Reid said .

Authorities do not have an exact number of victims, but they said that the alleged victims are in their 30s and 40s.
Authorities said more women are coming forward with similar stories about Currier. One woman said when she went to his home and wouldn't take a drink, he threatened her with a gun.

So far, Currier was charged with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault, but police think more charges will be filed.
Anyone with more information is asked to call police.

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO86469/
 

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N.H. Police Seek Accused Rapist's Cousin

BOSTON (WBZ) ― New Hampshire State police are searching for the cousin of a man accused of meeting women online and then drugging and raping them.

Tom Currier, 34, faces charges in connection with a women's rape, allegedly at Currier's Hampton Falls home, police officials said. He may face additional charges after several other women came forward with similar stories of him meeting them on dating Web sites and then drugging and raping them.

Now police say they are searching for Currier's cousin, Shawn Hutchins. Hutchins, 32, is wanted on felony charges of aggravated sexual assault and for being an accomplice.

Police allege that Hutchins assaulted the same victim Currier is accused of raping.

State police said Hutchins is a danger to society and they want him off the streets.

Currier met his alleged victims on Match.com and Plentyoffish.com, police say. They say he went by the name AWalkToRemember08 on Plentyoffish.com.

Police say Hutchins drives a 1996 blue GMC Sonoma pickup truck with New Hampshire license plate No. 116-9763. Police say he may also be traveling with a woman, Julia Griffin, of Salisbury, Mass., in a red 2004 Kia Spectra with Massachusetts license plate No. 26RJ72.

Hutchins is described as a white man with blond hair and blue eyes and a "beer belly." He is said to be about 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts, or anyone who thinks they may have fallen victim to Currier or Hutchins, is asked to contact police immediately.

http://wbztv.com/local/newhampshire/rape.suspect.cousin.2.806482.html
 

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Alleged Accomplice In Rape Case Surrenders

Hampton Falls Man Charged With Felony Sex Assault

HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. -- A man accused of acting as an accomplice to a rape suspect surrendered to police on Saturday.

Shawn Hutchins, of Hampton Falls, turned himself in to police on Saturday, WMUR News 9 has learned. He is wanted on two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and one count of acting as an accomplice to Thomas Currier in an aggravated felonious sexual assault.

Currier, a cousin of Hutchins, was arrested earlier this month and remains in police custody. Police said he met a woman online, invited her to his home for dinner, then drugged and raped her. Police said there may be more victims.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact New Hampshire State Police Troop A by dialing 603-679-3333.

http://www.wmur.com/news/17346143/detail.html
 

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Another reason to NOT meet a man online...ladies you have to be more careful..there are scumbags like this out there.
 

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Defense in rape case files motion for new judge and different court

Published: September 19, 2008 03:58 am ShareThisPrintThis
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Defense in rape case files motion for new judge and different court
By Angeljean Chiaramida
Staff writer

HAMPTON FALLS, N.H. - The attorney for a Hampton Falls man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his Marsh Lane home has asked Hampton District Court's judge to recuse himself from the probable cause hearing because he is too familiar with the details of the case.
Representing Shawn Hutchins, 32, of 6 Marsh Lane, Hampton Falls, Haverhill attorney Brian T. Lavallee, filed a motion on Monday requesting Judge Francis Frasier to recuse himself from the case, transferring the probable cause hearing scheduled for yesterday to another judge and court at a future date.
Hutchins is charged with two felony counts of aggravated sexual assault on a 38-year-old woman at his home on Aug. 4. He is also charged with holding the woman down while Thomas Currier, 35, also of 6 Marsh Lane in Hampton Falls, raped her. The charges against Hutchins were brought by New Hampshire State Police.
Currier also faces charges of aggravated sexual assault against another woman for an Aug. 3 incident at the Hampton Falls home he shares with Hutchins. Hampton Falls Police brought charges against Currier in late August before Hutchins was arrested and charged.
Both the state police and Hampton Falls officers are involved with the investigations launched against Currier and Hutchins. Police believe the men met women on Internet dating sites, invited them to the 6 Marsh Lane home, placed a substance in their drink that incapacitated them, then raped and sodomized them.
Police contend there are more than two women who were alledgedly lured to Hampton Falls, drugged and raped by the men after they reached out to women through the Internet.
According to Lavallee's motion, since Hutchins was arraigned before Frasier and the judge heard "detailed accounts of the allegations and other circumstances" presented by the prosecutor from the Rockingham County Attorney's office, "in the interest of the fair administration of justice," Lavallee asked Frasier recuse himself from any further procedures in the case.
Hampton District Court Clerk John Clark said Lavallee's request is not unusual, and Frasier will probably approve the request and send the case to Exeter District Court in Brentwood for the probable cause hearing at a future date.
Both Currier and Hutchins were arraigned before Frasier, who also set their bails. Currier's probable cause hearing was held before Frasier and was transferred to Rockingham Superior Court to be brought before the grand jury for possible felony indictments.
Frasier set Currier's bail at $200,000 cash and $200,000 personal recognizance, with conditions including that Currier waive extradition; not travel; not use drugs, alcohol, computers or the Internet in any way; and have no contact with the alleged victim.
After his arraignment in early September, Hutchins entered no plea to the charges, and Frasier initially order him held without bail at Rockingham County House of Correction awaiting his probable cause hearing yesterday. Since then, Frasier set Hutchins' bail at $300,000 cash, with similar bail conditions as those set for Currier.
Yesterday's probably cause hearing would most likely have been Frasier's last involvement with these charges against Hutchins, for all felony charges are heard on the superior court level.
Should the case be transferred to Exeter District Court, that court will set the date and time for Hutchins' probable cause hearing.
 
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