Baybutt leader facing sex charge
facing sex charge
Keene, N.H. - The president of a once-prominent Keene construction company has been charged with aggravated felonious sexual assault and kidnapping, the Keene Sentinel reported.
Frederick L. Baybutt, 53, of Keene, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman “through the actual application of physical force,” and kidnapping the woman by preventing her from leaving the residence where the incident allegedly occurred, according to complaints from N.H. State Police.
Arrest warrants and police affidavits related to the case have been sealed by the court until Sept. 27, according to a clerk at 8th Circuit Court District Division in Keene.
In February, Baybutt filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, stating he owed between $1 million and $10 million to creditors (filings do not allow for more specific numbers). Chapter 11 bankruptcy allows the debtor to reorganize while being shielded from creditors.
Baybutt Construction was accused not paying subcontractors for projects, including the Keene fire station, the Rockingham Town Library and the state office building in Vermont.
Baybutt Construction Corp., a family-run business, was founded in 1964.
Frederick Baybutt was arraigned in 8th Circuit Court District Division in Keene on Friday morning and ordered held on $10,000 cash bail. He has a probable cause hearing scheduled in the Keene court on Sept. 4.