Man charged with sexual offenses involving children in Newport News

Posted at 10:29 AM, Mar 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-03 14:45:33-05

Newport News, Va. – A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged for allegedly inappropriately touching two young girls on several occasions.

Montell Deante Lawson

Montell Deante Lawson

The mother of the victims told Newport News Police on January 19th that Montell Deante Lawson had inappropriately touched her daughters, ages 8 and 9, on several occasions since November of 2012 at their residence in Denbigh.

The complaint was investigated by detectives in the Special Victims Unit and warrants were issued for Lawson.

He turned himself in at the magistrate’s office on March 2nd. He is charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of attempted aggravated sexual battery.