Washington City man arrested for sexual abuse of a child

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WASHINGTON – A Washington City man was arrested on Wednesday for the alleged sexual abuse of a child.

The Washington City Police Department arrested a 33-year-old male on suspicion of the forcible sexual assault of a child.

Ed Kantor, the public information officer for the Washington City Police, said a complaint issued to the police alleged that between May and July the victim was sexually assaulted by a relative. An investigation revealed the incidents occurred in Washington City and Washington County.  The Washington County Sheriff’s Office co-investigated the case with Washington City Police.

As a result of the investigation, the suspect was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on three counts of first degree felony aggravated sexual assault of a child, and three counts of second degree felony forcible sexual abuse of a child. A child in this instance is someone over the age of 14.

Bail has been set at $90,000.

Kantor said there are no known additional victims at this time, and that the investigation is ongoing.

Persons charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

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  • Jade July 13, 2012 at 4:49 am

    A child in this case is 14 years or YOUNGER you mean??

  • Char July 13, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    “A child in this instance is someone over the age of 14 year.”

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