The North Newton Police Department arrested a man Friday on suspected sexual battery.
Ted Mueller, 84, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his North Newton home on Aug. 1, 2018.
The female victim contacted the North Newton Police Department this past January about the incident. Police investigated and submitted their information to the Harvey County Attorney’s Office in February.
Mueller has no previous criminal record. On Thursday morning, he was listed as detained in the Harvey County Jail.
The incident remains under investigation.
“I understand how difficult and traumatizing these incidents are for the individual, but I urge any victim of abuse, please reach out to law enforcement. There are organizations and advocacy groups right here in Harvey County dedicated to helping you. You do not have to do this alone,” said North Newton police Chief Randy Jordan.
The Harvey County Attorney’s Office has charged Mueller with two counts of sexual battery and one count of lewd and lascivious conduct.