Chosen Generation Christian Academy teacher in Morehead City charged with Sexual Battery

MOREHEAD CITY, CARTERET COUNTY (WITN) Morehead City Police have charged 74-year-old James Frederick Hammontree Jr., a teacher at Chosen Generation Christian Academy in Morehead City, with sexual battery.

The Pre-K-12 private school leases space in the Morehead City Recreation Center for instruction. Investigators say this is where the alleged crime occurred.

City officials became aware of the incident November 27th and contacted the Morehead City Police Department prompting their investigation.

Hammontree was placed on administrative leave from his position with the school and is barred from the Morehead City Recreation Center.

The investigation is continuing.

Hammontree was given a $10,000 secured bond.