NEWPORT NEWS -- A Newport News man is charged with taking indecent liberties with an 8-year-old girl.

The child told her mother Tuesday that 25-year-old Cesar Zapata touched her inappropriately, said police spokeswoman Holly McPherson. She said the investigation also revealed that Zapata had inappropriately touched her a few days earlier, McPherson added.

The alleged incidents occurred at a home in the Denbigh area. Police aren't releasing details about his possible connection to the family to protect the child's identity.

He's charged with two counts each of aggravated sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a child.

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