Crime & Courts

Man charged with sexually assaulting 9-year-old

Alexander County Sheriff’s Office investigators have concluded an investigation regarding the sexual assault of a 9-year-old.

James Fenton Leatham, 30, was charged with six counts of first degree statutory sex offense with a child and six counts of indecent liberties with a child.

Leatham was arrested and placed under a $500,000 bond. He appeared in district court via video conference Wednesday.