Tuesday, July 21, 2009

George Payton Charged with Sexually Assaulting 10-year-old

An Oshkosh man accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in 2008 is now facing criminal charges.

George L. Payton, 46, was charged in Winnebago County Circuit Court last week with first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 60 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint, Payton assaulted the girl at a residence in the 400 block of Washington Avenue in February 2008. The girl told a forensic interviewer with the Child Advocacy Center that Payton touched her inappropriately even though she had asked him to stop. The girl said Payton stopped when her siblings came into the bedroom.

Winnebago County Court Commissioner Daniel Bissett ordered Payton be held on a $5,000 cash bond at the Winnebago County Jail.

Payton is due back in court Thursday for a preliminary hearing.

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