Grand jury hands up indictments

Child pornography, robbery, assault and drug offenses among array of charges

Nashua police photo Bruce Hanson, 60, of 5 Trombly Terrace, Nashua

NASHUA – Two Nashua men and one from Manchester are each under indictment on numerous charges stemming from allegations of sexual assault and child-pornography possession, according to the list of indictments handed down by the grand jury for the August term of Hillsborough County Superior Court South.

An indictment is not an indication, or proof of, guilt, but represents the Grand Jury’s determination that enough evidence exists for prosecutors to move the case forward in Superior Court.

Accusations of sexual assault going back five years, some of which allege the offenses of trafficking, involuntary servitude and threatened retaliation, are included in the 11 indictments handed up against Nashua resident Bruce Hanson, 60, of 5 Trombly Terrace.

According to the indictments, two counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault accuse Hanson of performing sex acts on a young female, whose age isn’t specified, without consent and by overcoming her with physical force between March 1 and July 1, 2013, in Nashua.

Between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016, Hanson allegedly committed one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault with the threat of retaliation, a special felony; one count of trafficking – involuntary servitude, a Class A felony; and one count of prostitution by force or intimidation, a Class B felony.

Nashua police photo Fernando Serrano, age 35, of 22 Paxton Terrace, Nashua

Those charges accuse him of coercing a different young female to perform sexual acts upon him, allegedly asking her if she and her mother, who were renting an apartment from Hanson, “want to keep a roof over your heads.”

Another indictment on the charge of prostitution by force or intimidation accuses Hanson, on May 1, 2017, of forcing a third female to perform sex acts upon him in lieu of rent payment.

The remaining five indictments are on charges Hanson allegedly committed between May 1 and Sept. 1, 2017.

They include one count of prostitution by force or intimidation; and two counts each of trafficking – involuntary servitude, and aggravated felonious sexual assault with the threat of intimidation.

Similarly, those charges accuse him of coercing one of the women to perform sex acts upon him in exchange for rent, and if she didn’t perform the acts she “was not going to be able to have a job or pay her rent,” according to the indictments.

Nashua police photo Jairo Rodriguez, 21, of 5 Eighth St., Nashua

Among other August indictments are the following.

 Reide Klinger, 19, of 100 St. Anselm Drive, Manchester. Four counts, aggravated felonious sexual assault, special felonies; two counts, second-degree assault – strangulation, Class B felonies; one count, sexual assault – aggravating circumstances, Class A misdemeanor, for allegedly sexually assaulting a female while she was sleeping or pretending to be sleeping, blocking her mouth and pinching her nose, causing impeded breathing, and coercing her to perform a sex act upon him, on May 13 in Hudson.

 Robert Bryan, 22, of 40 Jennifer Drive, Nashua. Nine counts, distribution of child sexual abuse images, Class A felonies, for allegedly making available via an online application visual representations depicting various young children posing suggestively or engaged in sex acts, on April 22, 2016 in Nashua.

 Charles Daye, 26, of 52 Bowers St., Nashua. One count each, first-degree assault, and possession of fentanyl, subsequent offense, Class A felonies; and second-degree assault, Class B felony, for allegedly causing a 1-year-old child to be exposed to fentanyl, causing respiratory arrest, and for possessing fentanyl after being convicted on drug-related offense in 2015; on Sept. 1, 2017, in Nashua.

 Fernando Serrano, 35, of 22 Paxton Terrace, Nashua. Four counts, aggravated felonious sexual assault (household member), and one count, AFSA – pattern sexual assault, special felonies, for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with a female between ages 13-16, and doing so on more than one occasion over a period of more than two months but less than five years, between November 2012 and November 2016 in Nashua.

 Jairo Rodriguez, 21, of 5 Eighth St., Nashua. One count each, burglary – weapon, Class A felony; one count each, reckless conduct – domestic violence, and second-degree assault – domestic violence, Class B felonies, for allegedly entering another’s residence without permission for the purpose of assaulting a person; engaging in the strangulation of a female described as the mother of his children, and placing her in danger of serious bodily injury by swinging a frying pan at her head, on June 29 in Nashua.

 Wayne Garfield, 55, of 514 Nashua St., Milford. One count each, criminal threatening – deadly weapon, and possession of a controlled drug, Class B felonies, for allegedly threatening to kill another person by swinging a pipe at hime, and possessing the drug buprenorphine, on July 5 in Milford.

 Roy Fontes, 41, of 23 Temple St., Apt. 306, Nashua. Three counts, stalking – subsequent offense, Class B felonies, for allegedly appearing within 300 feet of the residents of a party whom he is prohibited by court order from contacting, on June 27, 28 and July 1 in Nashua.

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