Suspect accused of kidnapping, sexual assault arraigned

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Everett Simpson chose not to appear in federal court in Burlington Friday, where he was arraigned on multiple charges.

A judge entered not guilty pleas to all of them on Simpson’s behalf.

Court documents filed Thursday reveal that a federal grand jury has indicted Simpson on two counts of kidnapping and two counts of transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines.

The 41-year-old allegedly left a court-ordered drug treatment program in Bradford on January 4th.

Simpson is accused of abducting a woman and her 5-year-old son from a shopping mall in Manchester, New Hampshire.

He allegedly took them to a hotel in White River Junction, where he’s accused of sexually assaulting the woman in front of her child.

Police later caught him in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania after he crashed the stolen car he was driving.
In court Friday, prosecutors said given Simpson’s spree spanning multiple states, more than 15 different law enforcement agencies are lending information to the case.

They also say there’s a “voluminous” amount of pending items for forensic analysis, including fingerprints and DNA.
 
Simpson’s lawyers declined to comment on the charges. He is being held without bail.

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