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James Banks, 22 of Portsmouth faces multiple charges including sexual assault and kidnapping.

Apr 3, 2015 8:18 PM

Portsmouth man arrested for sexual assault, kidnapping


PORTSMOUTH- After a three month investigation, 22 year-old James Banks of Portsmouth is under arrest, accused of using social media to lure victims before sexually assaulting them. Portsmouth Police obtained a warrant and put out an all points bulletin for Banks because they consider him to be dangerous. Banks was located and arrested in Kittery, ME where he is now being held.

Banks is charged with:

-Three counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault

-Two Counts of Second Degree Assault

-One Count of Kidnapping

-Two Counts of Criminal Restraint

-One Count of Posession of Drugs (Cocaine) with Intent to Distribute

Police believe there may be other victims who have not come forwward. Anyone with information can contact Seacoast Crime Stoppers at (603)431-1199.

Banks will be arraigned in Maine before he's brought back to New Hampshire to face these charges.


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