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Newport News man accused of sexually abusing little girl

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Posted at 4:10 PM, Oct 09, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-09 16:10:45-04

Newport News, Va. – A 26-year-old Newport News man has been charged after police say he sexually abused a 12-year-old girl.

The girl, who was 11 at the time of the alleged abuse, told a teacher that a family friend touched her inappropriately over the summer.

Police say they conducted an investigation and they found that between May and July of 2013, Cornelius Overby of Heritage Way visited the girl’s home, went into her bedroom, exposed himself and inappropriately touched her.

He turned himself in to police on October 6th.

He has been charged with sodomy, object sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery, and indecent liberties with a child under 15.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more information.