Monongalia County man arrested after deputies said he made sexual contact with 7-year-old girl

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A Monongalia County man has been arrested on a sexual assault charge after deputies said he made sexual contact with a juvenile girl in August 2018.

On August 29, 2018, the detective division of the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a sexual assault allegation against Michael Jackson, 65, of Morgantown that involved a seven-year-old girl. On August 31, 2018, deputies said a detective conducted an interview with the girl. In the interview, the girl stated that Jackson touched her genitals while she was living at his residence, according to deputies.

Jackson has been charged with sexual assault, according to court documents. He is currently being held at North Central Regional Jail. His bail has been set at $10,000.

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