Investigators: Grand Junction Man Sexually Assaulted Nine Year Old

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A Grand Junction man is behind bars after police say a lengthy investigation showed he sexually assaulted a young girl.

40-year-old Kip Lintner was arrested Monday night by Grand Junction Police Officers. Tuesday, he made his first court appearance where his bond was set at $100,000.

An arrest affidavit describes a lengthy and graphic relationship between him and a 9-year-old girl. According to that affidavit, the victim says he began abusing her when she was 6 or 7 years old, and that things would happen about three times a week.

She goes on to describe several occasions when Lintner would take her into his room, tell her to take her clothes off, touch her, and then ask her to touch him back. She said those incidents took place until summer of 2006.

Local law enforcement began investigating the case in December 2006, after learning one of the incidents may have taken place in Mesa County. Lintner told investigators in May 2007 he didn't know why the girl was saying these things and that no sexual activity had taken place.

Lintner is facing charges of sexual assault on a child by a person of trust and sexual assault on a child with a pattern of abuse, both of which are felonies.

Lintner was convicted of sexual intercourse with a minor in a California court back in 1990. He is due back in court later this month.

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