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Oct 6, 2016 1:48 PM

Trial set for former Nashua Children's Home employee accused of raping teenage girl


NASHUA — A 32-year-old man accused of aggravated felonious sexual assault for an alleged rape in June 2015 is scheduled for trial starting on Oct. 31.

Jordan Dorsey, of Lawrence Mass., is a former Nashua Children's Home employee who has been accused of raping a teen at the facility last summer. He has been indicted on one count of felonious sexual assault and one count endangering the welfare of a child since he violated his duty of care when he engaged in sexual contact with the female resident, according to The Union Leader.

The alleged victim, who was 16 at the time, is undergoing counseling, according to records at Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua, the UL reports.

Dorsey pleaded not guilty to both offenses. He was originally scheduled for trial last December, but the endangerment charge was added to the case this past summer. If convicted of rape, Dorsey could face up to 15 years in prison.

Dorsey allegedly coerced the 16-year-old victim to submit to sex “by convincing her that he would give her things if she did what he wanted,” according to court records. Records also allege Dorsey told the victim that “he would hide prohibited items in her room” to get her in trouble if she did not engage in sex, according to the UL.

Dorsey was fired from the Nashua Children's Home when the investigation began, and he is out on bail. He is prohibited from any contact with the victim or the Nashua Children's Home.

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