A Muncie man has been accused of sexually abusing two boys under the age of eight.
Charles Edward Richards Jr., 44, of the 2500 block of South Rochester Avenue, is preliminarily charged with two counts of child molesting and one count of vicarious sexual gratification.
According to an affidavit, the younger of the alleged victims gave police a graphic account of his dealings with Richards during an interview this week.
Richards – who was being held in the Delaware County jail on Friday under a $44,000 bond – denied the allegations, the document said.
The Muncie man last week was charged with criminal trespass in Muncie City Court. An initial hearing in that case is set for Feb. 29.
He has twice been convicted of battery, according to court records.