Judge agrees to forgo sexual assault suspect’s arrest

NASHUA – Despite objections by prosecutors, a Superior Court judge this week granted Greenville sexual-assault suspect Kimberly Duthie’s request to vacate a warrant for her arrest after she failed to show up for a court hearing.

Duthie, 38, of 6 Adams Hill Road, is free on bail as her case, which involves four felony charges accusing her of molesting a young boy for several years, proceeds in Hillsborough County Superior Court-South.

According to Duthie’s case file, her attorney, Shea Sennett, Superior Court Chief Justice Tina L. Nadeau, and the prosecutor waited a little while in case Duthie was only running late for the Nov. 6 hearing. When it became apparent she wasn’t going to show up, Nadeau told Sennett she would hold off issuing a warrant if Sennett could reach Duthie by the end of the day and get an explanation for her absence, the file states.

When Sennett reached her by phone, Duthie said she was home sick, and she didn’t realize she was scheduled for a court hearing that day.

Nadeau accepted the explanation, agreed to hold off on the warrant, and rescheduled the hearing for Dec. 5, in the Nashua court.

As for the charges against Duthie, she faces two counts of pattern sexual assault, a special felony that accuses her of committing sexual assault-related offenses for a period of time that is more than two months, but less than five years.

One count accuses Duthie of “rubbing and squeezing” the penis of a boy under age 13 on more than one occasion between Sept. 1, 2015 and March 6, 2017, in Greenville.

The other alleges she committed the offense more than once between Oct. 1, 2013 and March 6, 2017, in both Greenville and Greenfield.

The two other charges – one count each of aggravated felonious sexual assault – victim under age 13, a special felony, and felonious sexual assault – sexual contact, a Class B felony. The accusations are similar to those in the pattern sexual assault charges.

A grand jury indicted Duthie on the charges in June.

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