- Associated Press - Monday, January 11, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire man accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and raping her over the course of nine months won’t have some of the guns seized from his home used as evidence against him, but a judge on Monday otherwise rejected most of his pretrial requests.

According to prosecutors, Nathaniel Kibby kidnapped the girl on her way home from school in Conway in October 2013, then imprisoned her in his home and a storage unit until July 2014. He faces more than 200 charges and is set to go on trial June 20.

Ruling on nearly a dozen motions Monday, a judge granted Kibby’s request to suppress evidence of some of the guns taken from his home but said prosecutors will be able to present other items, including a mask, a laptop computer, sex toys and a bin of women’s clothing. The judge also said the state acted lawfully in seizing items that Kibby is accused of using to counterfeit money.

The judge also denied Kibby’s request to view all of the girl’s medical records from birth. His attorney argued that the records are relevant because they would reveal whether any of the girl’s symptoms or injuries observed after her return occurred before her alleged kidnapping. The judge denied the request, noting that the state already has turned over records from 2004 forward.

The judge did open the door to allowing Kibby access to a psychologist’s evaluation of the girl, her school records and records related to her parents’ divorce. The judge said the court will review the material and decide whether they are relevant.



Kibby also argued that statements he made to the officer who arrested him, including “I apologize for what I did,” should be barred from trial, but the judge ruled that they were spontaneous, not the result of being interrogated without being read his rights.

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