CENTREVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A Centreville man was arrested Thursday on a number of charges stemming from allegations he sexually abused a minor in the early 2000s, state police said.

William Newsome, 56, is charged with sexual abuse of a minor and third-degree sex offense — both felonies — and fourth-degree sex offense and second-degree assault — both misdemeanors.

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William Newsome. Credit: Maryland State Police

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Police said they learned of the allegations in January 2019. The abuse reportedly involved a 12-year-old victim and began in the early 2000s, lasting for several years.

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Online court records show an arrest warrant for Newsome was issued on September 2. He is set to have a bail review hearing Thursday afternoon.

CBS Baltimore Staff