Jun 28, 2016 12:07 PM

Seabrook man who stole from soup kitchen pleads not guilty to sexual assault of 13-year-old

BRENTWOOD - A Seabrook man convicted of stealing money from a soup kitchen has pleaded not guilty to accusations he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl.

Douglas Blinn, 45, is on trial on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault and felonious sexual assault.

Blinn allegedly fled after police went to arrest him last September -- but not on account of assault charges, according to his defense lawyer, the Union Leader reported.

Among other things, Blinn's lawyer Tom Gleason wants the judge to bar jurors from hearing about Blinn's flight, saying it was related to a separate domestic violence petition that had been filed against him.

Prosecutors say the girl endured an ongoing series of assaults from June 2009 until Blinn came under investigation last year.

Blinn is currently serving a 12-month jail sentence for stealing over a $1,200 from a local soup kitchen where he worked. He also has a a history of convictions including armed robbery and larceny from a motor vehicle and loitering, according to a prosecutor.

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