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.