Sep 28, 2016 11:06 AM
NH court denies past indecent exposure allegations for Hooksett teacher as evidence
HOOKSETT — Similar allegations of a Hooksett man exposing himself to women will not be heard in court when a April case goes to trial.
James Fox, 55, was charged with indecent exposure, a class A misdemeanor, after being accused of exposing himself to an adult woman back in April 25.
Kimberly Knight told police that Fox exposed himself to her as she was walking a dog and he was crossing the street to his car at about 7 a.m. that day. Fox said that if he had been exposed while getting his wallet from his car, then he was unaware, according to the arrest affidavit.
During an investigation, two other woman told police that they had similar encounters with Fox, but did not press charges against him, the Union Leader reported. Their statute of limitations for both alleged incidents had run out by the time of the most recent accusation.
Hooksett prosecutor Every King wanted to use these statements during trial, but Fox's attorney, Timoth Goulden, said the women's statements should not be heard because they came forward only after the April accusations.
The judge did not make an immediate decision on this, but according to court documents did rule in favor of the defense on the argument.
Fox was a second grade teacher at the Fred C. Underhill Elementary School at the time of the reported crime.