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Mahwah retiree digitally abused girl, indictment charges

Photo Credit: Courtesy MAHWAH PD

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 69-year-old retiree from Mahwah put his finger into the vagina of a 5-year-old girl, an indictment returned by a grand jury in Hackensack alleges.

Horace R. Ashworth also was charged with impairing the morals of child in addition to the aggravated sexual assault count.

Members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit arrested Ashworth last June after an interview with the girl.

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said the girl originally told her mother of the incident, which the indictment says occurred between June 1 and Sept. 20, 2013.

The mother took the girl to the family pediatrician – who, in turn, contacted the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency, he said.

Division workers then notified his office, Molinelli said.

MUGSHOT: Courtesy MAHWAH PD

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