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73-year-old Newport News man accused of sexually assaulting Hampton woman

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Posted at 8:07 PM, Feb 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-25 06:54:22-05

Newport News, Va. – A 73-year-old Newport News man has been arrested after a woman says he sexually assaulted her for several years.

Police say on December 15, 2014, they responded to a report about sexual offenses. The incidents allegedly happened between September 1, 2010 and November 26, 2014.

The woman, a 51-year-old Hampton resident, says that Buddy Paul Harding took her to his home and sexually assaulted her.

After an investigation, police charged Harding with 15 counts of crimes against nature.

He was arrested on February 24 and is now in the custody of the Newport News City Jail.