A Clinton man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault involving an 8-year-old girl, according to reports from the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office.
Uriel Vasquez Ruiz, 20, of 371 Dallie Road, Clinton, was charged with indecent liberties and sexual battery, both felonies. Ruiz was served at the Sampson County Law Enforcement Center on Thursday. His bond set at $25,000 unsecured.
While not many details on the investigation were released, that is not uncommon considering the sensitive nature of juvenile cases, especially those involving alleged sexual abuse. According to sheriff’s investigators, Sampson County Department of Social Services officials reported to the Sheriff’s Office on July 10 that they had received a complaint in regard to a sexual assault involving an 8-year-old girl.
The incident reportedly occurred less than a month before, on June 15.
“The report was investigated and during the investigation enough probable cause was established to charge the suspect,” Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith stated Monday.
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