Soldier accused of sexual assault on child

LILLINGTON, N.C.

Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Scott Richardson, 39, of Highgrove Drive in Spring Lake was arrested by military police and turned over to Harnett County deputies.

He's charged with first-degree sex offense with a child, child abuse sexual act and taking indecent liberties with a child.

Richardson is assigned to Company A, 4th Battalion, 1st Special Warfare Training Group.

Bond was set at $200,000.

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