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Vincent man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting 6-year-old

Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 7:28 PM EST
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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - A Vincent, Ohio man is in jail after authorities said he admitted to inappropriately touching a 6-year-old child.

Washington County deputies began investigating the case on Jan. 4., with assistance from the Children’s Advocacy Center of Athens County.

During an interview, authorities say the child said that Matthew Williams, 31, rubbed the child’s private area while they were in Williams’ bedroom.

Investigators interviewed Williams at his home on Jan. 15, but he denied touching the child, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Williams, in a follow-up interview, admitted to investigators that he had touched the child inappropriately, the release said.

Williams was arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail for processing. He’s charged with gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony.

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