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Mingo man accused of sexually assaulting 6-year-old girl

A Mingo man has been arrested and charged with committing sexual acts upon a 6-year-old girl.

Michael Scott Allen, 38, was charged with second-degree sexual abuse, a Class B felony — which carries a penalty of up to 25 years in prison — following his arrest at 11:05 p.m. Saturday. As of press time, he remained in the Jasper County Jail in lieu of a $35,000 bond.

According to law enforcement, Allen is alleged to have told three witnesses he performed sex acts upon the child, and forced the child to perform sex acts upon him. A protection order was issued Sunday morning.

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