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UPDATE: Thurmont Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor

A Thurmont man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child with developmental disabilities.
THURMONT, Md. - A Thurmont man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child with developmental disabilities. 

According to the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office, John Salvo, 72, of Thurmont, could see up to ten years behind bars. Investigators say he inappropriately touched a 13-year-old, who functions as a 7 to 9-year-old several times last winter. 

Officials say the victim lived in the same apartment complex as Salvi, and would go to Salvi's apartment with her older sister to play on a regular basis. In February 2013, Salvi texted the victim, asking if she could come alone. At that point, officials say the victim's parents became suspicious and while questioning the young girl, found out Salvi had been touching her. 

Salvi was arrested on February 24, 2013. He's plead guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor and will face sentencing on November 13, 2013. 

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Reported on 2/25

THURMONT, Md. - Police say a Thurmont man is facing sexual assault charges after they say he abused a 13-year-old girl for a period of months. 

Police say John James Salvi, 71, of Thurmont, sexually abused the victim at her home between December 25, 2012 and February 14, 2013. 

Salvi is charged with four counts of sex abuse in the third-degree, four counts of sex offense in the fourth-degree, and four counts of second-degree assault. 

Police say Salvi is currently being held at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center on a $150,000 bond. 
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