Judge sets bail on sexual abuse cases at youth centers

Manchester, New Hampshire (AP) — Five men charged with sexual abuse at a juvenile training school in New Hampshire appeared in court on Friday.

The judge set bail for Jeffrey Baskey, 54, in Litchfield, New Hampshire, at $ 50,000. He was charged with five rape charges involving four former residents between 1996 and 1999 at the Sununu Youth Service Center in Manchester. Stephen Murphy, 51, from Dunbars, Massachusetts, has been bailed at $ 25,000. Murphy has been charged with five counts of rape.

The judge also set a bail for James Woodrock, 56, in Manchester, New Hampshire, at $ 15,000. He was charged with being an accomplice to several rapes.

Gordon Thomas Salles, 65, from Brooksville, Florida, and Frank Davis, 79, from Contoocook, New Hampshire, have also appeared. Davis’ lawyer requested that the hearing be rescheduled on Monday. Saals, who also appeared, rescheduled the hearing on Monday because he did not have a lawyer.

A total of seven men were indicted. Governor Chris Sununu said Thursday, “The first seven are probably just the first seven. I think there will be more charges.”

Named after former Governor John Sununu, the father of the current governor, the Sununu Youth Service Center, formerly known as the Youth Development Center, is guilty of two former counselors raping a teenage boy 82 times. We have been investigating since July 2019, when we were charged with. In the 1990s.

These allegations were withdrawn last year to strengthen the expanded investigation, but two men were re-arrested Wednesday, based on allegations from 11 victims between 1994 and 2005. ..

Some of the defendants were nominated in a proceeding filed last year by more than 200 men and women alleging that they were physically or sexually abused as children by 150 Manchester Center personnel between 1963 and 2018. ..