A Newport man remained in the Carteret County Jail Thursday following a first appearance in court on sexual assault charges.
Joseph Steven Jimenez, 41, of Roberson’s Mobile Home Park, was arrested Wednesday by Carteret County deputies in connection with a sexual assault that occurred in Newport earlier this month, according to a Carteret County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Jimenez is accused of attempted second degree rape and sexual battery of a 32-year-old female known to him. He was also charged with assault on a female, the release said.
Jimenez was placed in the Carteret County Jail under a $50,000 bond.