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73-year-old accused of sexually assaulting teen in Davis County

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DAVIS COUNTY (News4Utah)- A 73-year-old man is behind bars, accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

According to police records, on Feb. 4th the victim was alone with the suspect, Richard Waite, in his computer room when he began asking questions about her bra size and making inappropriate comments.

The victim told police Waite then groped her breasts and buttocks and then continued with other inappropriate remarks about her body.

On Tuesday, Waite admitted to some of the accusations. Police say he admitted to touching her breasts with both of his hands. Saying her “breasts were ‘tantalizing’ and he did not know what had come over him”.

Waite is facing one count of forcible sexual abuse.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the toll-free Statewide 24-hour Sexual Violence Crisis and Information Hotline at 1-888-421-1100.

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