Police arrest man for alleged child sexual assault after tip from Connecticut

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Janesville police arrested a man Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a child.

Officials said they received a tip from police in New Britain, Conn. that a missing girl was in the Janesville area with a 21-year-old male.

Investigators learned that the two were at a local hotel. Officers went to the hotel and reportedly made contact with both the suspect and the girl.

The suspect was arrested and faces charges of 2nd-degree sexual assault of a child and child enticement. He is being held at the Rock County Jail.

The girl was reunited with her mother.

News 3 Now is not naming the suspect at this time as part of a policy not to name suspects until they have been formally charged in Rock County court.