Johnson City Police say a Village man is in custody after a girl told them she had been sexually assaulted in May.

Police say the juvenile female told them on August 1 about the alleged incident on North Hudson Street.

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Following a search of the home, Police arrested 51-year-old Jack Cole and charged him with felony predatory sexual assault of a child.

A statement from Johnson City Police says: "It is alleged that Cole... committed the crimes of Rape in the first degree and Criminal Sexual Act in the first degree against another person who is less than thirteen years old."  

Authorities say their investigation is ongoing but no additional arrests are anticipated at this time and, based on information and evidence of the case, police believe it was not a random act.

Investigators say Cole and the girl knew each other.

The girl is seeking treatment and services from Crime Victims Assistance Center.

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