Nov 17, 2015 11:09 AM

Kibby - accused of kidnapping, raping teen - in court, NH trooper said he 'apologized' after arrest

LACONIA - A former N.H. state trooper testified Tuesday accused kidnapper Nathaniel Kibby told him, "I apologize for what I did,’’ after his arrest for abducting a 14-year-old girl in October 2013.

Kibby reportedly made the statement following his 2014 arrest while being brought to the Conway Police Department for booking.

Superior Court Justice Larry Smukler denied the defense’s motion to recuse lead state prosecutor Jane Young from the case due to a reported threatening telephone call Kibby had made to her.

The judge considered motions during a hearing today in advance of the trial that is on track to begin in January 2016.

Kibby, 34, is charged for allegedly kidnapping a then-14-year-old girl on Oct. 9, 2013, in Conway.

Defense lawyers say they have been buried under more than 30,000 pages of documents in the case that involves more than 200 charges regarding kidnapping, confining and abusing the teenage girl.

Prosecutors claim Kibby held the girl captive on his property in Gorham and sexually assaulted her during that time.

Prosecutors also said one of the items seized from Kibby was a scream-style mask he allegedly wore every time he came in contact with the girl.

In court, Kibby smiled when the Attorney General stated he threatened the victim.

The girl returned home July 20, 2014. Kibby was arrested one week later.

Colleen Shaughnessy is live tweeting from the courtroom. Follow her, @colleennh1.

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