Springfield man accused of sexually assaulting child

A Springfield man is accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13.

Thomas Boucher, 62, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with two counts of gross sexual imposition. He pleaded not guilty during an arraingment Friday. His bond was set at $10,000. He is currently listed as an inmate in the Clark County Jail.

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The Clark County Sheriff’s Office began their investigation when they were contacted by a woman who said she witnessed Boucher assaulting the girl.

The woman told police that she saw the man in a camper with his pants down to his knees, the child undressed and performing a sex act on the man, according to the affidavit.

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“On May 8, Thomas Boucher came to headquarters,” the affidavit says. “After being advised of his legal rights, which he stated he understood, Mr. Boucher admitted being in the camper with (the victim) on May 6.”

The affidavit says Boucher also admitted to touching the victim illegally.

Boucher was then arrested and charged, the affidavit says.

The charging document filed in Clark County Municipal Court also says this isn’t the first time Boucher has been in trouble with the law.

“The affiant further finds and specifies that the offender previously was convicted of or pleaded guilty to a violation of this section, rape, the former offense of felonious sexual penetration or sexual battery and the victim in the previous offense was less than 13 years of age,” according to the court record.

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