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Nov 18, 2013 11:09 PM by Jennifer Horbelt

Local man faces charge of sexual assault of a child

CANON CITY, CO- A local man is facing allegations of child sex assault.

Richard Lee Fortson, 40-years-old, is currently being held in the Fremont County Detention Center on $6,000 bond. He's charged with Sexual Assault on a Child, a class four felony.

Canon City Police say they launched their investigation after receiving a phone call from a local health care facility on August 6.

The reported victim is a 14-year-old girl from Canon City. The incident reportedly took place while she was attending a sleepover at a friend's home on August 5. Fortson is accused of fondling the girl, then having sexual intercourse with her.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call Canon City Police at 719-276-5600.



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