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Former babysitter charged with alleged historical sexual assaults of child under 10

Kingston police decided to charge the man as an adult, despite being 12-year-old at the time of the first alleged sexual assault.
Kingston police decided to charge the man as an adult, despite being 12-year-old at the time of the first alleged sexual assault. Global Kingston

A 23-year-old Kingston man has been charged in connection with the historical sexual assaults of a child he once babysat.

Kingston police say the the accused was around 12-years-old when he first began sexually assaulting a child, who was under 10-years-old at the time of the first alleged sexual assault. The abuse went on for a number of years, according to Kingston police.

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A Kingston police news release says the man turned himself in on Jan. 18 after a police investigation into the historical sexual assaults.

Police say they considered charging the man as a youth, but taking into account the seriousness of the alleged crimes, they decided to charge him as an adult.

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The unidentified man is charged with invitation to sexual touching under 14 years of age, sexual interference with a person under 14 years of age and sexual assault. The suspect was released from custody pending a future court date.