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PD: 73-year-old man charged with sexual assault

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Joseph Sterling was charged with sexual assault in Canton last week. (Canton Police Department) Joseph Sterling was charged with sexual assault in Canton last week. (Canton Police Department)
CANTON, CT (WFSB) -

 A 73-year-old man was arrested for sexual assault in Canton last week. 

Police charged West Hartford resident Joseph Sterling with fourth-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. The arrest of Sterling comes after the Canton Police Department received a complaint from the Department of Children and Families on  May 13. The incident was connected to "an alleged sex offense," police said. 

After the two-month investigation, Sterling was arrested on July 7. He was released on a $10,000 bond. 

Sterling is scheduled to be arraigned in Hartford Superior Court on July 20. 

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