Man accused of driving around as disabled minor was assaulted
PORTSMOUTH — Raymond resident Zachary Patterson, 19, is being held on $10,000 cash bail on charges that allege he drove around a disabled minor while she became the victim of sexual assault.
According to court records, Patterson is facing three misdemeanor charges, including one count of reckless conduct for placing another in danger, one count of interference with custody of a child and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He is also facing a violation level charge of transporting alcoholic beverages while underage.
Patterson was arraigned on the charges in front of Judge Stephen Morrison on Feb. 3 after turning himself in several days earlier. Morrison reduced Patterson's bail from $30,000 to $10,000 but required that a source of funds hearing be held should he post bail.
The affidavit that led to Patterson's arrest and all related documents have been sealed by the court.