Arrest made in alleged assault

Posted: June 25, 2013

The Winchester Star

Roy Oates

WINCHESTER — A 75-year-old Stephens City man is free on bond after allegedly touching an 11-year-old on her bottom at a store downtown.

Roy Oates, of Lakeridge Drive, is charged with aggravated sexual assault after a Wednesday incident.

He posted a $1,500 bond Thursday, according to an official at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.

Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Lauren Cummings said that police were called around 12:45 p.m. to the Dollar General at 145 N. Loudoun St. for a report of a possible sexual assault.

An 11-year-old girl told officers that a man put his hand on her bottom three times while she was in the store.

Oates was ultimately arrested and charged with the crime, Cummings said.

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