PORTSMOUTH — An Osprey Drive man will spend 60 days under house arrest for exposing himself to a coworker, assaulting her, then offering her cash to thwart the police investigation.
Appearing in Portsmouth District Court Thursday, Youssef "Joe" El Moutaouakil, 31, of 82 Osprey Dr., was found guilty of indecent exposure and lewdness, "compounding; ill benefit to prosecution" and simple assault. As part of a plea deal with prosecuting Greenland police officer Wayne Young, two sexual assault charges and a count of aggravated felonious sexual assault were dropped.
Pizza maker charged with sex assaultEmployee charged with sexual assault of co-worker wants job back According to an affidavit by Greenland police detective David Kurkul, the victim told police the crimes occurred while she was working at the Greenland House of Pizza, 437 Portsmouth Ave., on Nov. 17, 2007. El Moutaouakil, who worked as a cook and manager, grabbed her undergarments, forcibly removed some of her clothing, forced her into submissive positions and exposed himself to her, according to the criminal complaints. The compounding conviction proved he later offered her $1,000, through a third party, to not cooperate with police.
Young told the court the plea deal was reached with input from the victim who "just wants to move on" and because El Moutaouakil has no prior or subsequent criminal record.
Representing El Moutaouakil, attorney Phil Desfosses told the court "the case is a mess" and police would have a hard time getting convictions at trial.
Judge Sawako Gardner "reluctantly" accepted the negotiated agreement placing El Moutaouakil under house arrest through an electronic bracelet program for 60 days commencing July 2.