Warren man accused of sexually assaulting 5-year-old
Rockland — A 19-year-old Warren man was arrested for sexually assaulting a 5-year-old child.
Nicholas Guernsey had unsecured bail set at $10,000 Feb. 7. He is charged with one count of Class A unlawful sexual touching.
On Feb. 2, the mother of the 5-year-old victim called police to report her child was molested by the babysitter. She identified the babysitter as Guernsey and said she was taking the child to the hospital.
Knox County Sheriff's Office Detective Justin Twitchell met with the family at the hospital to discuss what happened. After allowing Guernsey to babysit their child, the parents returned home and saw the child had taken a bath. The child told the mother the incident happened after a bath.
Twitchell spoke to the young victim, who told him what happened in the bathroom of the home. The detective then interviewed Guernsey, who denied touching the child inappropriately, and said if he did, it was an accident, and it happened when he was drying the child off after the bath.
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