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Convicted rapist accused of sending threatening letters to victims

Union Leader Correspondent

June 22. 2018 12:46AM
Joshua Flynn looks at his attorney after being found guilty on nine felony charges last month. He is facing four new witness tampering and an assault by prisoner charge for his conduct while at the county jail. (KIMBERLEY HAAS/Correspondent)

DOVER — A man convicted of raping a woman during an armed robbery at Emery Farm in Durham is facing new charges related to the incident.

Joshua Flynn, 47, who is also known as Joshua Anderson, was found guilty last month of three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault, three counts of robbery and three counts of kidnapping after a jury found he raped a 23-year-old woman before tying two other women up on March 10, 2017.

Flynn was arrested later that day at C&J Trailways in Portsmouth and has been held in jail ever since. While incarcerated, prosecutors say he sent threatening letter to his victims.

Flynn was indicted on four counts of witness tampering by a grand jury at Strafford County Superior Court this month.

On April 30, Flynn allegedly wrote to his victim and said, “Don’t try me. You’ll see just how evil I can be. Think about this before you testify.”

Prosecutors say Flynn also wrote to another victim of the robbery and one of the owners of Emery Farm, threatening them both if they testified against him.

On May 8, a week before his trial began, Flynn allegedly wrote to the owner of Emery Farm again, saying if she testified against him he would get a prison gang member to go to her home “and strike a match in the middle of the night,” prosecutors said.

Flynn did not contest the robbery and kidnapping charges against him during his trial but fought the aggravated felonious sexual assault charges, even taking the witness stand in his own defense. Prosecutor Joachim Barth told the jury that is because the lifelong prisoner did not want to go back into the system labeled as a rapist.

Flynn was also indicted this month on a charge of assault by prisoner. Prosecutors say that on April 28, Flynn spit in the face of nurse Karen O’Brien while he was being held at Strafford County House of Corrections.

Flynn is scheduled to be sentenced July 25 for the rape, robbery and kidnappings, according to a court clerk.

Courts Crime General News Dover

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