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Watertown man charged with assaulting third child

February 21, 2019 GMT

JUNEAU — A 39-year-old Watertown man already charged with sexually assaulting two teenage girls faces another charge of sexual assault of a child.

A charge was filed on Tuesday against Nathan J. Lord for first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. He could face up to 60 years in prison for the charge and has an initial hearing in the case scheduled for March 11.

According to the criminal complaint, a 14-year-old girl told the two other girls Lord is charged with assaulting that a similar incident happened to her.

Lord also is charged with a first-degree count of child sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 and sexual assault of a child under 16. He could face a sentence of up to 100 years in prison and a $100,000 fine for those offenses. He has a telephone scheduling conference in that case on Tuesday.

Lord is free on a $1,000 cash bond and has been ordered to have no contact with the victims or any unsupervised contact with minor females.

According to the criminal complaint in the first case, a 16-year-old girl reported the assault last summer to Watertown Police. The girl told police that on the night of the incident, the two girls were sleeping on the floor in a finished basement area in a family member’s home. Lord, who was also staying at the home, returned from a night out and began touching her. She said she left the area to sleep in a different area of the house. The other girl, who was 9 at the time, remained sleeping in the room. The girl said a while later, the other girl also came up stairs and said that Lord had inappropriately touched her as well.

The recent charge deals with a 14-year-old girl who was 11 when the assault happened at the same house where the other two girls were assaulted.