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Jul 8, 2016 3:25 PM

Assault trial involving Maine chief building inspector moved to NH to avoid conflict of interest

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BRENTWOOD — A man from Kittery, Maine who is known for his commitment to environmental safety has been accused of assault.

Chief Building Inspector Robert Marsilia, 61, is accused of assaulting contractor David Osterhoudt and was arrested on May 31 for allegedly grabbing Osterhoudt’s shoulders and shaking him during a meeting in City Hall on April 6. The case has been taken over by the Rockingham County Attorney’s office to avoid a conflict of interest, Seacoastonline.com reported.

A trial has been scheduled for Aug. 2. Marsilia has pleaded 'not guilty' to the charges, despite four witnesses who reported seeing the assault.

The case has been taken over by the Rockingham County Attorney’s office to avoid a conflict of interest.

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