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Aug 9, 2017 6:14 PM

NH man accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old girl gets 3 charges dropped

PORTSMOUTH — Three charges against a Rye man accused of providing a teen girl with alcohol before sexual assaulting her last month were dropped Wednesday.

READ: NH man allegedly gave Mike's Hard Lemonade to 15-year-old girl before sexual assault

Police said that Richard Racette, 69 of Rye, gave a 15-year-old girl Mike's Hard Lemonade July 22. He then allegedly laid on top of her and held her hands above her head so she could not move while he assaulted her.

Racette waived his right to a probably cause hearing on two counts of sexual assault Wednesday. Charges that he supplied alcohol to a minor and that he threatened to stab the teen if she tried to get away were dismissed.

A third charge that Racette threatened a nine-year-old girl if she told anyone was also dropped.

If Racette makes bail, he will have to wear a GPS monitor and avoid minors.

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