Wakefield man 68, charged in child sex assaultBy BEA LEWIS
Union Leader Correspondent
March 30. 2017 12:50PM
WAKEFIELD — A 68-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a child has been ordered held on $50,000 cash bail.
James I. Myers, 22 Blueberry Hill Drive, Wakefield, was arrested without incident in Holderness on March 28, on a warrant issued by Wakefield police. After refusing the services of a bail commissioner, Myers, who has been charged with four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault involving a child under age 10, was held overnight at the Grafton County jail in North Haverhill.
In a statement released Thursday, Wakefield police said Myers’ arrest was the result of a lengthy investigation.
He was arraigned via video conference on Wednesday, and Judge Charles Greenhalgh sitting in the Third Circuit, District Division Ossipee Court set the cash bail amount. If Myers is able to post bail, the court ordered that he is to have no contact with the alleged victim or juveniles under age 18.
Myers was represented by a public defender, and the court granted the defense request to seal the affidavit police filed detailing the alleged evidence that prompted a judge to issue an arrest warrant.
A hearing to determine whether police had probable cause to arrest Myers is scheduled to be held on April 6 at 11 a.m.
Each of the charges are Class A felonies potentially punishable by a 10- to 30-year prison sentence.