MCSO: Anthony Auston accused of molesting 10-year-old girl

PEORIA, AZ - Maricopa County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Peoria man accused of molesting a 10-year-old girl.

Anthony L. Auston, 20, was taken into custody Monday on five counts of child molestation, two counts of sexual conduct with a minor under 15 and one count of sexual abuse.

Auston molested the 10-year-old family acquaintance over a five-month span, and several incidents happened while she was asleep, according to MCSO spokesman Joaquin Enriquez.

The last time was two weeks ago, according to an MCSO interview with Auston.

Enriquez said Auston encouraged the girl to keep quiet.

The victim told her grandmother about Auston's behavior, who then told authorities.

Auston was taken into custody and booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail.

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