Sexual Assault

March 25, 2022

On March 19, 2022 the Portsmouth Police Department received a report of a sexual assault where the victim is under the age of 18.  During the course of the investigation the suspect was identified as:


James McKenzie

55 year-old

Stratham NH


McKenzie turned himself in to the Portsmouth Police on March 23, 2022.  He is charged with Sexual Assault and Simple Assault.  McKenzie was released on Personal Recognizance bail and given an arraignment date of April 11, 2022 at 8:00am in the Portsmouth District Court.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Matt Fredrickson at 603-610-7667. Anonymous tips can be made through Seacoast Crime Stoppers by calling (603) 431-1199, online at , and through the new “P3” phone app available as a free download for Apple and Android phones.  Rewards of up to $1,000.00 may be paid for help solving cases if the information leads to an arrest or indictment of a suspect(s)

James McKenzie Booking Photo