Homeless Man Arrested for Sex Assault

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A two month investigation by the Fruita Police Department leads to the arrest of a homeless man.

22-year-old John Phinnell was arrested Saturday and is facing charges of sex assault on a child in a position of trust under the age of 15. Fruita Police launched an investigation back in February and obtained a warrant for his arrest Saturday.

Phinnell is currently being held in the Mesa County Jail on a $60,000 bond.



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