Man accused of sexually assaulting girl

William Ruffin, photo courtesy Newport News Police.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A 20-year-old Newport News man is facing charges after a 12-year-old girl told school officials she was sexually assaulted.

Harold Eley with the Newport News Police Department told the girl reported the incident May 21 to a school nurse and guidance counselor. She told police the assault happened between July and December of 2010.

After an investigation, William Ruffin was arrested Thursday and charged with sodomy: victim under 13 and aggravated sexual battery: victim under 13.

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