A Keene man with previous sexual-assault convictions faces new charges in Cheshire County Superior Court.
Prosecutors allege James R. Brisson Jr., 35, offered two children money in an attempt to get them to engage in sexual activity. The attempts allegedly occurred in Keene on the same day in April.
Brisson faces two charges of attempted aggravated felonious sexual assault and two charges of attempted felonious sexual assault, according to indictments handed up last week and released Monday.
The children involved were under 13, according to the indictments, which don’t make clear whether Brisson encountered them together or separately. The charges also do not say whether Brisson knew the children or where in Keene he allegedly encountered them.
Brisson has multiple previous convictions, including burglary convictions in 2006, felonious sexual-assault convictions in 2006 and 2011 and indecent exposure and false imprisonment in 2013, according to the state’s sex offender registry.
Brisson was arraigned on the latest charges April 15 and ordered held without bail, with a judge finding that Brisson’s criminal history and the allegations in this case indicate he could pose a danger to the public.
An indictment is not an indication of guilt, but a means of charging someone with a crime.