Man accused of sexually assaulting Newport News girls for nearly 3 years

Montell Deante Lawson (Photo courtesy: Newport News Police)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Newport News police have arrested a man accused taking indecent liberties with two young girls for almost three years.

On Jan. 19, the victims’ mother reported to police that her daughters, ages 8 and 9, had been inappropriately touched by a man known to them.

According to the mother, the incident had occurred on several occasions between Nov. 1, 2012 and Jan.19, 2015 at their residence in the Denbigh area of the City.

Investigators obtained warrants for the suspect, 22-year-old Montell Deante Lawson, and arrested him after he turned himself in on March 2.

Lawson was charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and one count of attempted aggravated sexual battery.

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