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N.H. teenager was sexually assaulted almost daily during captivity, prosecutors say

A teenage girl from New Hampshire was sexually assaulted "nearly every day" by the man who allegedly held her captive for 284 days, prosecutors said in a recent court filing.

The chilling tally of alleged sexual attacks was disclosed in a filing Monday, in which prosecutors opposed a motion from lawyers for Nathaniel Kibby, of Gorham, N.H., to dismiss many of the sexual assault charges that he faces in the high-profile case.

Kibby, 35, has been indicted on 160 counts of sexually assaulting the girl, who was 14 when she went missing from Conway, N.H., in October 2013. Kibby faces 45 additional counts alleging violent crimes including kidnapping, felonious use of a firearm, and criminal use of an electronic defense weapon.


He has pleaded not guilty to all charges and is being held on $1 million cash bail.

Prosecutors say he abducted the girl and repeatedly raped her, forced her to wear a shock collar, and controlled her with a stun gun in a case that has generated international headlines for the heinous nature of the allegations.

The contention that Kibby sexually assaulted the girl on a near-daily basis for more than nine months was one of several unnerving details about the case that emerged in recent court filings made public on Friday.

In one motion, Kibby's public defenders wrote that the alleged victim told investigators that "Mr. Kibby got the idea to kidnap her based upon bondage pornography."

Kibby's lawyers filed the motion in an effort to bar prosecutors from using any of the pornography seized from his residence as evidence at trial, arguing that his "alleged possession of adult pornography is not relevant to the pending charges" and that any link between the material "and the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of [the girl] is tenuous, at best."


Also in the filings, prosecutors wrote that Kibby has had jailhouse phone conversations with visitors that demonstrate "his acknowledgment of kidnapping the victim." Prosecutors said he also discussed "concealing evidence and telling witnesses not to speak with the police" during the recorded calls, which defense lawyers are seeking to suppress at trial.

The legal documents also show that prosecutors may call jailhouse informants as witnesses during Kibby's trial, to discuss statements that he allegedly made to them about the case.

In addition, the government included among the recent filings its opposition to a defense motion to recuse Associate Attorney General Jane Young, a member of the prosecution team. Defense lawyers say that she has a conflict of interest, after Kibby allegedly threatened to attack her during another jailhouse call to a visitor.

Kibby is scheduled to stand trial in March and has hearings slated for next week in Belknap County Superior Court in Laconia.

Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.