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August 6, 2013

Father held after alleged abuse of son

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Defense lawyer Heidi Shore said Nassor denies the charges and urged the judge to let her client leave.

Shore said that according to Nassor, the boy has unusually severe tantrums and has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, for which he receives disability.

Nassor, too, is considered disabled by the government, said Shore, who noted that he is currently on pain medications and methadone.

And while a prosecutor expressed concern that Nassor seemed to be under the influence of drugs while in court yesterday, noting that he appeared to be nodding off, Shore suggested that he was simply tired from a lack of sleep since his arrest.

While Nassor’s mother had posted his $3,000 bail, set by a clerk magistrate, over the weekend, prosecutors moved to increase that bail to $5,000 yesterday and asked the judge to revoke Nassor’s bail in a pending charge of driving while under the influence of marijuana.

Under Nestor’s ruling, Nassor’s bail will remain at $3,000 in the abuse case but is revoked for up to 60 days in the driving case, which stems from his arrest last April. That case is scheduled to go to trial on Sept. 5.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at jmanganis@salemnews.com or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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