By Joe Beck -- firstname.lastname@example.org
A Front Royal man was indicted Monday in Warren County Circuit Court on a charge of aggravated sexual battery of a child and taking indecent liberties with a child.
John Joshua Carroll, 30, of 1216 Massanutten Ave., was held without bail after being indicted.
The criminal complaint signed by Front Royal police detective Jason A. Lethcoe states that the events leading to Carroll's arrest began on March 6 when the Warren County Department of Social Services notified Front Royal police of allegations that Carroll had inappropriately touched a 3-year-old girl. Police arranged a forensic interview with the girl at the Child Advocacy Center in Winchester. During the interview, she disclosed "inappropriate" sexual conduct by Carroll, according to the complaint.
The complaint gives graphic detail of a sex act the girl said she performed on Carroll while they were both naked in a bathtub.
The complaint also described a follow up interview with the girl's mother, who told police the bathtub incident happened sometime in September 2011, which was the same time she learned of it.
The complaint states police conducted a follow up interview with Carroll who admitted having the girl perform several sex acts on him "while they were both naked and in the shower together."
Police said a few weeks ago they arrested Carroll in his home on March 8, two days after they were notified by the Department of Social Services of the allegations against Carroll.
Police held Carroll initially on a probation violation linked to a previous conviction for drug dealing. Police have said Carroll has no previous record of sex offenses.