Stratham Man Charged With Sexual Assault on Teen in Portsmouth
A Stratham man accused of sexually assaulting a teen has turned himself in to Portsmouth Police in the second reported assault on a teen this week.
James McKenzie, 55, surrendered on Wednesday and was charged with sexual assault and simple assault. He was released on personal recognizance bail and has a court date on April 11 in Portsmouth District Court.
Portsmouth Police Capt. John W. Peracchi would not disclose any additional details about the assault to Seacoast Current.
Police asked anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them at 603-610-7667. Anonymous tips can be made through Seacoast Crime Stoppers by calling 603-431-1199
Justice For Her Son
The incident in Portsmouth was the second reported sexual assault against a teen in the Seacoast region this week.
A 13-year-old Sanford teen told police that he was grossly sexually assaulted on Tuesday after school while on a trail that runs from the skate park by the YMCA to Spartan Drive.
Cortney Baker, the boy's mother, told WGME TV that the assault by two people was "a parent's worst nightmare." She said she doesn't want a "witch hunt" for the assailants, but for her son to get justice.
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