Londonderry man waives hearing in sex assault case
Christopher Plummer, 49, of Cross Road, has been held at Rockingham County Jail since being arrested on a warrant at his home Feb. 11.
Wearing orange prison scrubs and shackles, Plummer, accompanied by his attorney, George Campbell, appeared before Judge Lucinda Sadler shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, where he waived his probable cause hearing. Plummer sat silently in the courtroom, his eyes downcast.
Judge Sadler agreed to modify Plummer’s bail conditions, changing the $25,000 cash bail to $25,000 cash or surety bail.
The judge ordered Plummer to have no contact with the victim as he awaits trial and to wear an electronic monitoring device and avoid consuming alcohol should he post bail in the meantime.
Londonderry Police Detective Chris Olson said Plummer had been under investigation since August, when a teenaged female victim, who is not a biological relative, reported him to police.
Plummer is accused of entering the victim’s bedroom when she was sleeping inside a Londonderry residence and sexually assaulting her. Police said the victim was 10 years old when the assault occurred.