Man charged with 24 counts of sexual battery

YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — Deputies in York County have charged a man with 24 counts of aggravated sexual battery of a child, years after the alleged assault.

Deputies with the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office say Jesse Cowles assaulted the victim between January 2008 and December 2009.

The victim was 6 years old when the alleged offenses occurred and Cowles was an was an acquaintance who lived with child, say deputies.

A report was made last year and after a thorough investigation, Cowles was arrested on May 21 and charged with 24 counts of aggravated sexual battery and object sexual penetration.

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