Madison County

Richmond man accused of sexually abusing girl, 14

Richmond police have charged a Richmond man with sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl.

Charles Peyton, 62, of East Irvine Street is charged with first-degree sexual abuse. The charge stems from an investigation that began on Nov. 27 after an adult relative of the girl reported to police that Peyton had inappropriately touched the girl while giving her a ride home, according to a news release.

Peyton was interviewed Monday by detectives.

Police also were looking into a report that Peyton was involved in a similar crime involving another 14-year-old girl in 1998.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Richmond Police Department, Detective Eric Long, at (859) 624-4776 or (859) 623-1162.