Carbonneau
Carbonneau

LOWELL -- A city man who was found not guilty on Thursday of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl near the South Common pool in Lowell last July is back behind bars, held on bail, after he was arrested on Friday and again on Sunday on sexually-related charges.

Randy Carbonneau, 51, 81 Westford St., Apt. 4, of Lowell, was ordered held on a total of $2,000 cash bail in Lowell District Court on Monday on charges of open and gross lewdness from an incident Friday afternoon and annoy/accost a person of the opposite sex and disturbing the peace on Sunday.

Lowell police received a report on Friday about a man standing in the doorway of the 81 Westford St. address wearing only underwear, with his private parts exposed and pleasuring himself. When police arrived, they found Carbonneau clad only in his underwear.

Carbonneau was arrested and released.

On Sunday, an 18-year-old girl walked to the 7-11 at the corner of Westford and Chelmsford streets in Lowell to buy a bottle of water. The girl realized that a man was following her close behind and moaning. The girl alleges she saw Carbonneau outside the store, pleasuring himself. Prosecutor Rachel Perlman said the incident was captured on store security cameras.

Carbonneau shook his head "no" as Perlman described the alleged incidents.

If he posts bail, Carbonneau must wear a GPS device and be under 24-hour house arrest.

Defense attorney Douglas Parigian said Carbonneau has a minimal record and agrees to house arrest, but bail may be an issue.

After spending eight months in jail awaiting trial, Judge Laurence Pierce on Thursday found Carbonneau not guilty to one count of indecent assault and battery on a child under 14 in a jury-waived trial.

In the July incident, police responded to an area near Lowell's South Common pool, where the girl's mother told police she saw Carbonneau walk up behind her daughter and rub the back of the girl's head. The mother allegedly saw Carbonneau with his hand on his private parts.

Perlman said there was no dispute the girl was touched, but Pierce ruled the touching wasn't indecent.

Carbonneau's next court date is March 19 for a pretrial conference.

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