KEARNEY — A Kearney man accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old child is being detained at the Buffalo County Jail.

Christopher J. Washington, 36, is charged in Buffalo County Court with felony first-degree sexual assault between Nov. 2 and Nov. 14. The charge alleges sexual penetration.

Washington was arrested Tuesday on a Buffalo County warrant. Details about the alleged incident are sealed.

He is being held at the jail on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court in July. If convicted, the charge is punishable by a minimum of 15 years to life in prison.

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