A judge has refused to consolidate upcoming hearings in two counties in the case of a man accused of kidnapping, imprisoning and raping a northern New Hampshire girl over nine months.
Nathaniel Kibby was charged in December with more than 200 counts in Coos County and five counts in Carroll County.
Prosecutors say the 34-year-old Kibby kidnapped the 14-year-old on her way home from school in Conway on Oct. 9, 2013. They say he kept her in his Gorham home and in a storage unit until July 2014 when she returned home.
Kibby faces dispositional hearings on Feb. 19 in Coos County Superior Court and on March 6 in Carroll County Superior Court.
Coos Superior Court Judge Peter Bornstein ruled against consolidating the hearings in an order signed Thursday.