Vermont man charged with assaulting 12-year-old girl

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in Burlington, Vermont, have charged a man with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

Police say 19-year-old Mohamed Hussein drove the girl to a shopping center where the assault occurred on Friday. He faces charges of aggravated sexual assault and unlawful restraint.

Police were originally told the girl was abducted but investigators said there was no abduction.

Hussein was being held Saturday on $2,000 bail at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Center. It was unclear if he had a lawyer, and a phone number for Hussein couldn’t be located.

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