Van Buren Man Accused of Raping Minor

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A man in Van Buren County was arrested on suspicion of raping a young child.

Investigators with the Van Buren Police Department arrested 68-year old David Lynn Stewart at his Van Buren residence on Jan. 3 after a call was made that Stewart had been caught in the act of sexually assaulting a juvenile.

Police said that since the arrest, an additional victim has come forward with similar allegations against Stewart.

Stewart is being remanded in the Crawford County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond. 

The investigation is ongoing and police are asking that anyone who has had a similar encounter with Stewart contact Van Buren police.

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