A northeast Iowa man is accused of sexually assaulting a child. Fourty-two-year-old Ricky Lee Putman of Arlington was arrested Sunday by Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies.
He’s charged with first-degree sexual assault in connection with an assault of a child. Authorities say they searched two homes and collected several bags of evidence. The child was taken to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein for treatment of injuries and later transported to University Hospitals in Iowa City.
The child’s condition is unknown. Investigators say more charges could be filed in the case.