A Hillsboro man was arrested Wednesday in connection with multiple charges of sexually assaulting a child.

Joseph L. Gaytan, 31, was arrested on charges of first- and second-degree sexual assault of a child, child abuse, strangulation and exposing genitals, police said.

On Tuesday, authorities said they received a complaint of multiple acts of sexual assault of a child that had occurred in Hillsboro in April and May.

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After investigating, police arrested Gaytan and booked him in the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and Detention Center, authorities said.

Gaytan was issued a $75,000 cash bond during his bond hearing Thursday and his initial appearance is 8:30 a.m. June 25 in the Vernon County Courthouse, according to the Vernon County District Attorney’s office.

Police said the case remains under investigation.

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