VERNON, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) _ Vernon police arrested a local man Thursday for allegedly having sex with a young girl a number of years ago.

Burton Wheeler Jr., 46, of Vernon, was arrested after turning himself in around 1 p.m. following a month-long investigation that began in Dec. 2013.

The alleged abuse involved a female victim in Vernon who was 11-12 years old when the incident happened sometime from 2006 to 2009.

Wheeler is charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor.

He was released after posting $50,000 bond and will be arraigned Friday morning at Rockville Superior Court.


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