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SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) — Police have arrested a man for allegedly sexually assaulting a child at the Indian Acres campground in Spotsylvania County.

Spotsylvania County Deputies responded to a 911 call to the campground on June 15, when the incident occurred. The campground is located in the 6400 block of Morris Road.

Edward Alsop, 49, of Spotsylvania. (PHOTO: Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office)

Edward Alsop, 49, of Spotsylvania. (PHOTO: Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office)

The caller reported that his seven-year-old son was sexually attacked by an unknown male. The suspect was reportedly armed with a knife in the bathroom on the campground, near where the victim’s family had been camping for the weekend.

The victim and his brother provided a detailed description of the suspect’s clothes and vehicle. Officials were able to match the description to a truck seen on campground footage. The driver of the truck was identified as Edward Alsop, 49, of Spotsylvania.

Security from Indian Acres had already begun canvassing the area by setting up a perimeter and checking all vehicles coming and going from the main entrance and exit of the campground. Deputies and detectives from Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s office assisted by sweeping the area, looking for a vehicle that matched a description given by the victim and his brother and conducting a forensic examination of the scene.

Alsop was located by detectives on the campground Friday. Alsop was still wearing the same clothes as the victim’s description, and was armed with a knife that was also included in the description.

Alsop was charged with felony Aggravated Sexual Battery and misdemeanor Assault and Battery.  He was ordered held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail with no bond.



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