Public Safety

Marion man faces charge of indecent contact with child

MARION — A Marion man faces charges after two girls reported he had inappropriately touched them at a Marion residence during the summer.

Michael J. Watson, 45, faces charges of indecent contact with a child and lascivious conduct with a minor, according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint states the two girls — a 9-year-old and a 14-year-old — told authorities Watson inappropriately touched them.

When confronted, the complaint states Watson claimed that “if it happened, it was an accident.”

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