A Jamestown man is in custody charged with gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony.

Michael Patrick Hunt-Walters, 23, is accused of having sexual contact with a minor under the age of 15 on Nov. 15.

The investigative report by the Jamestown Police Department reported the victim was 7 years old and autistic. The family of the victim became suspicious when they noticed bruising on the child's upper thighs and blood on her underwear.

The report said the child had been in the care of Hunt-Walters at a facility operated by the Anne Carlsen Center that afternoon.

Tim Eissinger, CEO of the Anne Carlsen Center, said the organization had terminated the employment of Hunt-Walker.

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"We were shocked by these allegations and take them very seriously. In the strongest terms possible, we denounce any actions which could harm a child in any way," he said, in an email to the Sun.

A warrant for Hunt-Walters' arrest was issued July 20 and served Aug. 3.

"We have great respect for the legal process and do not want to say anything more at this time which might influence or compromise the integrity of this matter," Eissinger said.

The charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $20,000. The minimum sentence is five years of probation and registration as a sex offender for 15 years.

As of 1 p.m., bail had not been set for Hunt-Walters and no subsequent court appearances had been scheduled.