Former officer accused of sexual assault

HUDSON FALLS - Former police officer and jail guard Justin M. Simpson, 40, of Hudson Falls, was arrested last week for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl repeatedly, according to police.

He was charged with predatory sexual assault of a child, a felony punishable by up to life in state prison.

Simpson worked as a part-time police officer in Michigan and as a correction officer in the Washington County Jail. Simpson is accused of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting a girl who was younger than 13 over a two-year period, police said. Simpson was arraigned and sent to Washington County Jail for lack of bail.

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