Former NH youth detention counselor accused of sexually assaulting teen released on bail
CONCORD — A former counselor at the Sununu Youth Detention Center in Manchester accused of sexually assaulting a teen was released Thursday on $2,000 cash bail.
Kirstie Bean, 25, of Concord, is facing four counts of felonious sexual assault that relate to alleged oral sex and intercourse with a then-15-year-old boy when she worked at the Manchester youth services center, where the boy lived, according to the indictments.
Bean also faces two misdemeanors charges of hindering apprehension or prosecution and false report. She is accused of harboring and/or concealing the victim after he failed to report back to the center when he was supposed to, in order to prevent him from getting in trouble. She also is accused of lying to police officers by saying the victim stole her car, when in fact she consented to him using it.
Police arrested Bean on Dec. 1, 2016. She appeared in Merrimack County Superior Court on Thursday for an arraignment. She has a status conference scheduled in 30 days.