Newport News man faces child sexual assault charges in B.C.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – Investigators with the Abbotsford Police Department in British Columbia have filed charges against a Newport News man.

33-year-old Joshua Napoli has been charged with sexual assault against a child, child luring and sexual interference.

Police say the case dates back to July of this year, when Napoli is accused of first contacting a 13-year-old via social media. He eventually made plans to travel to British Columbia to meet her in person. Investigators say on September 5, Napoli arrived in Abbotsford and rented a hotel room where he met up with the young girl. After she left the hotel, police say she contacted her guardian who reached out to police.

Napoli was taken into custody the next day outside the same hotel.

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