City man arrested for felony lewdness

NASHUA – Police acting on a letter from the state Division of Children, Youth and Families took into custody Nashua resident Gavin Martein Tuesday night, roughly eight hours after they received the letter.

Martein, of 15 Paxton Terrace, who turns 26 on Friday, faces one count of indecent exposure and lewdness, a Class B felony, which accuses him of exposing himself in the presence of a young female child, who police say is known to him.

Martein, whom police picked up at about 11:30 p.m., was jailed overnight on $10,000 bail pending Wednesday’s arraignment.

Martein chose to waive arraignment, entering a not guilty plea to the charge. His bail was modified to $1,000 cash or surety by agreement of his appointed public defender and the prosecutor.

A family member posted his bail later Wednesday.

Terms of his bail order him to have no contact with the child, and have no unsupervised contact with anyone under age 18. He must remain on good behavior, and appear in court when ordered.

Police said officers acting on the DCYF report “learned of inappropriate behavior between Martein” during their investigation, and notified members of the department’s Special Investigations Division.

Detectives subsequently issued a warrant for Martein’s arrest, which they served a short time later.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-1256, or @Telegraph_DeanS.