Tewksbury Man Indicted By Grand Jury On Child Sex Charges
Offenses allegedly involved a 12-year-old female victim.
A 20-year-old Tewksbury man has been indicted by a Middlesex County Grand Jury on charges that he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl during an alcohol-fueled incident in June.
Jonathan Cameron, 20, was charged with assault to rape a child, indecent assault and battery on a child under 14, resisting arrest, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor (two counts).
The charges against Cameron stem from an incident that allegedly took place on Saturday, June 16, at the former Funland Amusement Complex.
In his statement to police, Cameron said he and four minors (three boys and the girl) had been drinking alcohol in one of the buildings at Funland where Cameron, who is homeless, had been squatting. He said the girl wanted to talk privately with him and they went upstairs. Cameron said they talked about her friend in Wilmington, her family problems and his family problems.
According to the court documents, Cameron confessed to engaging in sexual activity with a 12-year-old girl, including kissing, touching and undressing but denied having any type of intercourse. He said he didn't engage in intercourse with girl because he knew her family and didn't feel right about it.
While naked and laying on a mat, Cameron and girl were allegedly spotted by two of the boys, who separated them. One of the boys then allegedly got into a fight with Cameron.
Screams from the fight led someone in the area to call police around 6 p.m. and officers found Cameron and the four minors on the Funland grounds. According to the report, all had been drinking but Cameron and the girl seemed to be the most drunk and the most out of control.
Tewksbury Police said Cameron was "screaming, crying and belligerent" while being arrested.
Cameron will be arraigned in Middlesex Superior Court. The Assistant District Attorney handling the case is Samir Zaganjori.