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Man molests 11-year-old girl and punches 4-year-old boy in the groin

By Mason White 3:24 PM July 9, 2015
Christopher Riggs 

By: Feng Qian
A man was arrested for abusing young children, police in Iowa said.

26-year-old Christopher Riggs was arrested for molesting an 11-year-old girl, hitting a 2-year-old boy on the groin and a 4-year-old child in the face.

Newton police arrested Riggs and charged him with second-degree sexual abuse and child endangerment.

Police were called by the mother of the 2-year-old child after Riggs punched him in the groin.

During the investigation, police spoke with the 11-year-old victim, who told officers that Riggs hit a 4-year-old child in the mouth, causing her lip to split open and her tooth came loose.

When officers questioned the child, she told them that Riggs put his hand down her pants and attacked her while the two were sitting on a couch.

The child said that Riggs told her that she could not tell anyone about the sexual assault because he “could go to jail for a long time.”

Riggs denied all the charges when he was arrested by the Newton police. He was taken to the Jasper County Jail and bond was set at $35,000.