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Albemarle man charged with sexual assault, breaking and entering

An Albemarle man is charged with breaking and entering and sexual assault of a minor in relation to two burglaries in the county earlier this month.

County police said they have arrested Edward Montoya Avila, 19, in the break-ins of two homes in the area of Ricky Road and Middlesex Drive over the weekend of Dec. 8 and Dec. 9.

Items were taken from one house during the break-ins and a minor was sexually assaulted at the other, police said.

Avila is charged with two counts of felony burglary of an occupied dwelling, one felony count of aggravated sexual battery of a minor and misdemeanor petit larceny. He currently is being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

Anyone with information about incidents is asked to call Albemarle police Detective Michael Schneider at (434) 296-5807.


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