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Youth counselor posts $2,000 bail in Concord sex assault case

  • Kirstie Bean (right) sits with her lawyer at Merrimack County Superior Court on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, where she posted bail in a sex assault case and waived her arraignment. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Kirstie Bean (right) sits with her lawyer at Merrimack County Superior Court on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, where she posted bail in a sex assault case and waived her arraignment. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff



Monitor staff
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A former Sununu Youth Services Center counselor accused of sexually assaulting a teenager in Concord remains out of jail following a bail agreement reached Wednesday.

Kirstie Bean, 25, of Concord waived her arraignment in Merrimack County Superior Court, where she briefly faced a judge on felony sexual assault charges. Attorneys told the court they had reached an agreement on bail, $2,000 cash, which Bean was able to post.

A grand jury indicted Bean last month on four counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault in connection with abuse that prosecutors say took place between August 2015 and August 2016 in the capital city. She also faces misdemeanor counts of making false reports to law enforcement and hindering apprehension or prosecution.

Investigators say Bean had sexual intercourse and oral sex with the then-15-year-old in her apartment. The teenager was a resident of the Sununu Youth Services Center, a youth detention center in Manchester.

A related case is pending against Bean in Laconia, where she is accused of having sex with the same boy, and of giving him and an 18-year-old pistols in July 2016. The complaints police filed against Bean do not say whether the 18-year-old was a former resident at the center.

Additional sexual assault and witness tampering charges were dismissed without prejudice in Hillsborough County Superior Court, meaning prosecutors can refile the case at a later date.

(Alyssa Dandrea can be reached at 369-3319, adandrea@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @_ADandrea.)