Man charged with indecent liberties

Published 10:35 pm Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Suffolk man was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexually abusing a child.

Michael Theriault, 39, of the 1100 block of Nansemond Parkway was charged with six counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and two counts of possession of child pornography, said Debbie George, spokeswoman for the city.

He is being held in Western Tidewater Regional Jail.


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The charges came after allegations emerged that Theriault had “illegal contact” with a 13-year-old girl, according to George. Police also discovered nude photos of the child on his computer, which was seized when police executed a search warrant of his home on Tuesday.