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Police: Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Foreign Exchange Students

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

Credit: CSPD

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11 News confronted a man accused of sexually assaulting two teenagers under his care two years ago, but the suspect had little to say about the allegation.

John Ingersoll, 68, was arrested Thursday on charges of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. He is accused of touching two 17-year-old girls in a sexual manner while they stayed with him in 2012. The girls were foreign exchange students from Russia and Germany, and police say Ingersoll was their host parent.

Authorities were notified in November 2012 of a possible sexual assault on the two girls. Detectives from the Special Victim's Section started to investigate and found out the girls claimed their host father touched them in a sexual manner.

Ingersoll, who is out on bond, refused to answer 11 News reporter Zach Vavricka's questions when Vavricka knocked on his door Friday afternoon.

Neighbors told 11 News that they are surprised by the allegations. They said Ingersoll was well-liked on his block--a man they would never suspect of such a serious charge.

We are staying on top of this story, and will report further details as they are made available.


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