Belpre Man Arrested On Sexual Assault Charge

A Belpre man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting an 8 year old girl when he was 18.

According to the Washington County Sheriff's Department, Paul Pittner, who is now 27, assaulted the girl back in the summer of 2000.

The victim filed the complaint with the sheriff's office last month.

During an investigation detectives say Pittner admitted to the victim that "evil" over took him and he could not explain why he did it.

Detectives say when questioned Pittner admitted to inappropriately touching the victim.

Pittner has been charged with third degree felony gross sexual imposition.

He will be held in the Washington County Jail pending his first court appearance on Monday.

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