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Police: Va. man sexually assaults boy at campground

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SPOTSYLVANIA, VA (WWBT) -

A Virginia man is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old boy at knife point on a Spotsylvania campground.

The boy's family was staying at the Indian Acres campground on Morris Road over Father's Day weekend. The boy told his dad he was in the bathroom when a man with a knife attacked him, Spotsylvania Sheriff Roger L. Harris said. The father called 911 and the search began for the suspect and his truck.

The campgrounds security team was able to pull video footage of the area, helping detectives identify the driver. 

Detectives arrested Edward Alsop, 49 of Spotsylvania on Thursday, wearing the same clothes described by the victim, according to Spotsylvania sheriffs. He also had a knife matching the one the victim said was used in the attack, authorities said.

Alsop now faces a felony charges aggravated sexual battery charge, as well as misdemeanor assault and battery. He is being held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

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