JAMESTOWN, N.D. — 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 the child's 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. A call to the Anne Carlsen Center seeking comment was not immediately returned.

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

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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.