S. Arizona man charged after teen reports sexual assault

YUMA, AZ - A 29-year-old Yuma-area man has been arrested on a number of charges, accused of sexually assaulting a family member.

According to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a local high school where a 14-year-old said she had been sexually assaulted by a family member from 2008 to 2009.

The teen told friends and a counselor that she could not deal with the emotional stress of what had happened any longer and needed help.

The victim told investigators of several occasions in which she had been sexually assaulted by Reland Lawrence Fallis.

Investigators located and interviewed Fallis, who was then arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Facility on charges of sexual abuse, sexual assault, molestation of a child and indecent exposure.

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