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NJ Man Charged With Abducting And Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Boy

Anthony Barham (credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Anthony Barham (credit: Essex County Prosecutor’s Office)

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NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey man was charged Friday with abducting a 13-year-old boy off a Newark street and sexually assaulting him.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s office announced the arrest of Anthony Barham, 46. He faces charges including kidnapping, sexual assault and making terroristic threats.

It isn’t clear if Barham has retained a lawyer.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray says Barham, who has lived in East Orange, Newark and Irvington, allegedly approached the victim in 2011 on a Newark street, forced the teen into his vehicle and drove him to Irvington where he sexually assaulted the teen.

The victim escaped and sought help, Murray said.

Prosecutors say Barham was on parole supervision wearing a GPS monitor at the time of the attack.

He is being held on $500,000 bail.

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