Man Arrested On Child Sex Charges

(Newtown, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – Newtown Police are charging a Danbury man after they say he turned himself Monday on child sex and other charges.

Police say 72-year-old Richard Saunders is charged with four counts each of risk of injury, sexual assault, and impairing the morals of children.

In a police statement, Saunders is said to have allegedly had sexual contact with minor children.

He was the subject of an investigation undertaken by a school resource officer based on reported incidents over the last several years, according to police.

Saunders’s bond was set at $100,000.

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