Sexual Assault Arrest, May 2024 Arrest

May 23, 2024

On the morning of April 2, 2024, the Portsmouth Police Department opened an investigation into a report of sexual assault occurring at a local business. Following an investigation an arrest warrant for misdemeanor counts of sexual
assault (3), simple assault (4), and the unlawful practice of chiropractic medicine (2) was issued for a suspect identified through the investigation as Harry Charache, 67 of Stratham New Hampshire. 

On May 22, 2024, Mr. Charache turned himself into the Portsmouth Police Department and was arrested on this warrant. Mr. Charache was processed and held on $1000.00 cash bail with an arraignment date of July 8, 2024 at the Portsmouth District Court. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty. 

The Portsmouth Police Department would like to thank the community partners who assisted in this investigation. This is an ongoing investigation. If you have any information regarding these or other related crimes please contact Detective Fredrickson, Investigative Division at 603-610-7667. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available. 

“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. 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).” 

Charache Booking Photo