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Sep 23, 2014 5:08 PM

Sexual Assault trial for former UNH student pushed back

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DOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Former UNH student Kewei Chen was set to face a judge on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault Tuesday morning.

Chen has been accused of assaulting a female student in his dorm room during the fall of 2013. He his lawyer, along with an interpreter sat in court expecting a trial to begin, but both the counsel and judge felt more time was needed to interpret key text messages exchanged.

"I have not been able to figure out a way to be consistent, [it wouldn't] do it justice to give you an order on the text messages that would allow this trial to proceed today," said Strafford Superior Court Judge Steven Houran during the session.

The trial is being continued to next week.


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