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Suspect in Rape, Kidnapping Appears in Court

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    Since his arrest more than a year and a half ago, Nathanial Kibby has never said anything to reporters, and Thursday was no different. Escorted by sheriff's deputies, Kibby ignored questions and silently walked passed news cameras. (Published Thursday, March 17, 2016)

    Since his arrest more than a year and a half ago, Nathanial Kibby has never said anything to reporters, and Thursday was no different. Escorted by sheriff's deputies, Kibby ignored questions and silently walked passed news cameras.

    Kibby is accused of kidnapping and raping a girl from North Conway, New Hampshire, in 2013. In Strafford County Superior Court, details emerged about a forgery indictment. The state says Kibby used counterfeit money to pay a prostitute for sex during the time of the other alleged crimes.

    "No we can't comment, it's an ongoing case," said Associate New Hampshire Attorney General Jane Young.

    Defense attorney John Bresaw argued that Kibby deserves a totally separate trial on the forgery charge, saying it has nothing to do with the rape case and could sway the jury.

    "The accusations that the state has made relates to allegations that Mr. Kibby provided money to someone in exchange for sex," Bresaw said. "I don't think that anyone can deny the prejudice that comes with that."

    We're also getting a rare look inside Kibby's home where he allegedly held the teenager captive for nine months.

    We obtained three photos part of a motion filed by the state asking the court for permission to go back inside the house to do forensics on a bed frame. Prosecutors say Kibby purchased tiedowns on Amazon.com. They're trying to prove that he used them to secure the child to the bed while he sexually assaulted her.

    That motion was not discussed in open court, but could have been addressed at a sealed hearing earlier Thursday morning.

    Jury selection is set for June.

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