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Sunnyside man charged with sexual assault

A 34-year-old Sunnyside man has been charged with assaulting his 22-year-old niece.

According to Sunnyside Police Department Capt. Phil Schenck, the victim reported to police that she woke up in the middle of the night to find her uncle touching her inappropriately. The incident, which occurred at a Sunnyside residence, was reported early this past Saturday morning.

The suspect was arrested this past Saturday and charged with assault.

Police detectives are also investigating a report of a sex offense that was reported late Friday afternoon.

According to Schenck, the case has been forwarded to Sunnyside Police Department detectives who are investigating the sex related case. The case involves a young girl who has accused her father of sexually abusing her, according to Schenck.

"At this point we're unsure of what kind of case we're dealing with," he added.

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