A Watertown man is accused of sexually abusing a young girl for over a year.
Watertown city police say 62 year old Mark Houghtaling of 145 North Orchard Street allegedly abused a girl under the age of 11.
Police say it happened several times between November 2016 and earlier this month at a home in the city.
Houghtaling was charged with predatory sexual assault of a child and course of sexual conduct against a child, both felonies.
He was being held overnight and was expected to be arraigned in city court Thursday morning.