Manchester Man Found Guilty Of Two Felonious Sexual Assault Charges
Updated: Apr 23
MANCHESTER, NH - Christoper Viveney, 35 of Manchester was accused of two felony counts of aggravated felonious sexual in October of 2020. He was found guilty of those charges on Thursday in Hillsborough County Superior Court.
Viveney was found not guilty of a felony charge of burglary during the same jury trial.
The two sex assault charges included aggravated felonious sexual for the sexual assault of a woman, and aggravated felonious sexual of a physically helpless victim.
The victim woke to find Viveney engaged in sexually assaulting her, authorities said.
During the trial, the victim testified about the incident and broke down several times on the witness stand.
Viveney also took the witness stand where he firmly denied the incident and said it was consensual. Evidence provided to the jurors included text messages Viveny sent shortly after the incident saying he had screwed up.
Viveny had initially been released on bail when he was first charged in the incident. The terms of bail were that he be released on an ankle monitoring bracelet.
Eventually, the defense was able to request the judge to allow the ankle monitoring to be discontinued due to the cost to the suspect and that he had been complying with the other terms of bail.
After the ankle monitoring bracelet was removed investigators found that Viveny violated curfews and stipulations of bail and was incarcerated until the trial. The charges related to the violation of bail were not part of the sexual assault trial and are pending.
After the verdict was read Viveny showed no visible emotion. The victim who was in the courtroom for the verdict watched as Viveny was placed in custody and removed from the court and transported to the Hillsborough County House of Corrections.
“We commend the victim’s courage, not only in initially reporting the assault to Manchester police but also in (having) the perseverance and strength to see the case through,” reads a statement issued by Hillsborough County Attorney John Coughlin.
The prosecution included Laura DelCamp and Alexander Gatzoulis of the County Attorney Special Victim Unit.
Sentencing on the aggravated felonious sexual charges is scheduled for June 15th, he faces multiple years in the New Hampshire State Prison for men.
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