Stafford Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child

A Stafford man has been charged with sexual assault after inappropriately touching a child, according to state police.

Police said John J. Newton, 67, of Stafford molested a child whose family he knew. Family members complained to police on Dec. 31 and authorities obtained an arrest warrant for Newton on Jan. 23.

He was arrested and charged with five counts of risk of injury to a minor, five counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and one count of risk of injury to a minor.

Newton was held on $150,000 bond and appeared in court Monday.

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