July 2, 2012 10.14 am This story is over 136 months old

Man charged for sexual assault on nine-year-old girl

Charged: A local man has been charged with the sexual assault of a young girl in Lincoln.

Lincolnshire Police have charged a man with the sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl in Lincoln.

Officers charged Scott Edward Owen (28), from Lincoln, with the sexual assault of the young girl on Manby Street.

The incident happened on Friday, May 18 on Manby Street, at the junction with Newark Road at around 7:55am.

A 24-year-old man had previously been arrested over the incident, but later cleared.

Lincolnshire Police added extensive patrols in the area and officers visited all the local schools.

Insp Shaun Baxter said: “This is an extremely rare, isolated incident and we are urging parents to remain calm and to take the normal common sense approach to stranger danger with their children.”

Owen was remanded in custody and will appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court later on Monday.

Source: Lincolnshire Police