NH Teen Charged With Burglary, Sex Assault
NOTTINGHAM, N.H. (CBS) — Court documents describe a disturbing break-in and sexual assault at a studio apartment at a home on Gebig Road in Nottingham, New Hampshire.
17-year-old Zachery Lajoie, who lives just down the road from the victim, is accused of entering the home through a rear door, taking off all his clothes and straddling a sleeping woman before sexually assaulting her.
“I think it’s horrible,” said Tracy Canty who lives directly across the street from the suspect and a few houses away from the victim. “I think that this boy is obviously disturbed.”
According to police, the 44-year-old victim woke up and yelled at the teen to leave. He told her to perform specific sex acts. She refused, even saying “I don’t like men.”
The suspect sexually assaulted her and when he got dressed minutes later, the victim noticed he had an NFL jersey on with an Atlanta Falcons logo.
Police would later find that shirt in the teen’s hamper after a K-9 track led detectives from the woman’s apartment to Lajoie’s front yard.
Lajoie initially denied leaving his home when first questioned by police. When confronted with the evidence of the jersey, police report Lajoie confessed to entering the woman’s apartment to steal cigarettes.
He then admitted to leaving the apartment, returning home to pick up a bottle of lotion and going back to the woman’s residence to have sex with her.
Lajoie is a student at Dover High School and is being held on $250,000 bail. Charges include burglary and sexual assault.
Court records show he has prior charges which include theft and resisting arrest.
“It just makes me nervous that we have no clue what the heck is going through this kid’s brain,” said Canty.