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Franklin County Man Indicted for Sexual Assault

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WZDX) - A Franklin County grand jury indicted a Spruce Pine man for sexually assaulting a child.

Freddy Hovater was indicted during a March grand jury session on charges of first degree sexual abuse and sexual torture of a child under 12.

Hovater was arrested in October. Investigators said he sexually assaulted a child with a vibrator and the wooden handle of a bell. He also is accused of watching the child take a bath.

Hovater is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges May 2.

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