70-year-old man arrested for child abuse incidents that occurred over 20 years ago in Suffolk

Posted at 9:59 PM, Apr 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-02 06:00:26-04

Suffolk, Va. – Suffolk police have arrested 70-year-old Francis Marion Monahan, Jr. and charged him with 46 counts of indecent liberties with a child.  They say the incidents happened over 20 years ago.

Monahan has also been charged with forcible sodomy aggravated sexual battery and object sexual penetration.

Officials say the incidents happened from June 1993 to August 1997 and the victim was between the age of 8-13 when it happened.

Monahan is now being held at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail.

This investigation is ongoing.

If you have any information about this case, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.