Newport man faces charge of attempted rape

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Joseph Jiminez, of Newport, faces charges in connection with an alleged attempted sexual assault

Published: Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 07:53 PM.

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.  

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