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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