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XN, a 54 year old union executive from Dracut, lives in a condo with two women (AL and RR). The women are lesbians but he is their roommate/landlord with benefits. On April 24, 2018 XN had been out during the day with one of the women (RR) and then the two of them returned to the condo to find the other woman (AL) highly intoxicated and out of control. A fight broke out between the two women. XN tried to break up the fight and then called 911 to get AL, the drunken woman, out of the condo. The police responded to XN’s 911 call. Upon arrival the police spoke to AL. She told police that she had been attacked by XN. She said that XN had barged into the women’s bedroom and began punching and scratching AL. She further told the police that XN “grabbed her around the neck with his hands and began strangling her”. The police observed multiple scratch marks on AL’s face and two large bruises on her neck. AL went to the hospital and provided the police with a handwritten statement of what she said had happened. XN was arrested and brought to the Dracut PD. He was arraigned the next morning in Lowell District Court and he was released (fortunately for him) and his case was continued for a pre-trial hearing to May 30, 2018. XN had retained a lawyer but did not feel the Attorney was giving XN and his case the time and attention it warranted.

XN met with Attorney Robert Lewin from North Andover and retained Attorney Lewin. Attorney Lewin immediately obtained a copy of the 911 call that XN had made to the police. He also obtained copies of all the photos that the police had taken of AL. XN was adamant in his denial of any wrongdoing. Attorney Lewin met with RR, the third roommate, and she confirmed to Attorney Lewin that XN had done nothing to AL on April 24. She confirmed that AL had self inflicted the scratches on her face and the two bruises on her neck. A handwritten statement from AL recanting her allegations against XN was received by Attorney Lewin and was furnished to the District Attorney’s Office. In addition a handwritten statement from RR recanting her allegations against XN was received by Attorney Lewin and furnished to the District Attorney’s Office.

On May 30, 2018 a trial date of July 24, 2018 was set down.