Man accused of sexual abuse of young girl

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A 21-year-old man is accused of sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl in Rome, according to local law enforcement officials.

Nathaniel T. Fulton, of Rome, sexually abused an 8-year-old girl in the city earlier this month, according to Det. Edwin A. D’Alessandro of the county Child Advocacy Center.

Fulton was taken into custody on Friday, the law enforcers added.

Fulton is charged with one count of first-degree sex abuse, a class D felony, authorities said.

He was arraigned in court and was sent to county jail in lieu of bail.

He is scheduled to reappear in City Court to face the charges, authorities added.

The victim has been offered counseling through the CAC, according to officials.

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