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Former court security officer in Nashua in Merrimack court Tuesday on sex assault charges

A Merrimack man and former court security officer in Nashua waived his probable cause hearing Tuesday and remains behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl.

David Morse, 72, briefly appeared in Merrimack district court Tuesday, waived his probable cause hearing and did not argue against the $100,000 cash or surety bail recommended by a prosecutor. ...

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A Merrimack man and former court security officer in Nashua waived his probable cause hearing Tuesday and remains behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl.

David Morse, 72, briefly appeared in Merrimack district court Tuesday, waived his probable cause hearing and did not argue against the $100,000 cash or surety bail recommended by a prosecutor.

Morse was a court security officer for 12 years before being dismissed by Hillsborough County Sheriff James Hardy following his arrest on July 21. He worked at the southern district of the Hillsborough County Superior Court on Spring Street in Nashua.

The assaults allegedly began in November 2010 when the girl was 6 years old, according to court documents.

Morse is charged with three counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault and two counts of felonious sexual assault. Police said last week that they continue to investigate the case, and could level additional charges against Morse, who lives at Highland Green with his wife, according to documents.

His case will now be presented to a grand jury for possible indictment.

Should Morse make bail, he is ordered to have no contact with the victim or her family, not be alone with any child younger than 18, not leave New Hampshire, and not possess firearms or use alcohol or illegal drugs, documents state. They also state that a temporary protection order remain in effect.

Joseph G. Cote can be reached at 594-6415 or jcote@nashuatelegraph.com. Also, follow Cote on Twitter (@Telegraph_JoeC).