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Epping man accused of trying to pour Mr. Clean in woman's mouth during rape

Union Leader Correspondent

January 17. 2018 4:47PM


BRENTWOOD - An Epping man was indicted this month in a domestic violence assault in which he allegedly raped a woman and tried to pour Mr. Clean into her mouth.

Todd Frederick, 47, of 60 Mill Pond Road, faces nine charges resulting from the alleged assault last July. They include felony charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault, attempted first-degree assault, and two counts of second-degree assault. He also faces misdemeanor charges of criminal threatening, two counts of simple assault, obstructing the report of a crime or injury, and domestic violence.

The complaints allege Frederick sexually assaulted the 40-year-old woman while she was asleep and at one point grabbed her by the head "in such a way that her mouth was forced open and attempted to pour Mr. Clean cleaner” into her mouth. The indictment describes the cleaning agent as a "deadly weapon."

Frederick is also accused of trying to strangle the woman by blocking her nose and mouth with his hand and applying pressure to her throat or neck area with his forearm, causing her to experience impeded breathing or blood circulation.

The criminal threatening charge alleges Frederick threatened to kill the woman’s cat.

Frederick allegedly bruised the woman’s face when he pushed her head into a nightstand. The simple assault charge alleges he also pushed her by the head while in a vehicle.

Frederick used physical force to take the woman’s cellphone “with the purpose of preventing, obstructing, or interfering with the report of any criminal offense or bodily injury to a law enforcement agency,” the indictments allege.

A Rockingham County grand jury handed up the indictments earlier this month. An indictment is not an indication of guilty; rather, it indicates that a grand jury found enough evidence to warrant the case going to trial.

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