Man accused of forcible touching

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A 52-year-old Rome man is accused of inappropriately touching two young girls in the city.

Authorities with the county Child Advocacy Center said they were alerted on Dec. 31 that Ronald Carollo had groped a 12-year-old girl in Rome in August. An investigation was conducted, and authorities said they learned Carollo had also groped a 13-year-old girl in a separate incident in Rome in December. Carollo was located in Whitestown on Thursday and was taken into custody on two counts each of forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors, authorities said.

He was released on an appearance ticket to City Court.

The victims have been offered counseling through the CAC.

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