Thursday, August 30, 2007

Manchester man charged with sex assault, threats

Monday, Aug. 20, 2007

A city man is charged with having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl, and threatening to kill her older brother who questioned his immigration status.

Alan Hernandez, 18, of 287B Lake Ave., Apt. 1, was arraigned yesterday in Manchester District Court - with the assistance of a Spanish interpreter - on felony charges of criminal threatening and felonious sexual assault. He pleaded innocent to a misdemeanor count of simple assault.

The teen's mother went to police Sunday at 4 p.m. to report the assaults. She said her daughter, who is pregnant, and Hernandez had broken up and she was staying with a relative in Allenstown.

The mother told police on Sunday Hernandez showed up at her Green Street residence looking for her daughter. He had an argument with her son about his immigration status.

According to court records, the 26-year-old son asked Hernandez for $10. When he said he didn't have the money, the son took out a paper about illegal immigrants and "Alan went off the deep end," Officer Justin Maguire wrote in his sworn affidavit.

Hernandez allegedly punched the brother in the face. Hernandez, police said, then ran to the kitchen, got a knife and then headed to the bedroom where the brother had retreated. Holding the knife above his head, Hernandez allegedly threatened to kill him.

The mother prevented Hernandez from entering her son's bedroom and defused the situation by agreeing to drive him to Allenstown to see her daughter, police said.

Once they were in Allenstown, she dropped Hernandez off at a store and told him she would return with her daughter. Instead, she contacted Allenstown and Manchester police.

Hernandez was later arrested at his Lake Avenue home.

Hernandez told investigators he and the teenage girl began dating when she was 13 and started a sexual relationship five months ago. He said they used no protection the last two times they had sex because he was trying to get her pregnant, according to court records.

He is being detained on $32,000 cash/surety bail. A probable cause hearing is Aug. 30 and a trial, Nov. 1.[/list]

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