And what he is accused of doing to the youngster is hard to stomach.
A grand jury in the indictment accused the 78-year-old Little Egg Harbor man of sexually assaulting the 4-year-old over nine months, beginning in January of 2015.
The alleged sexual abuse continued until September after the child had turned five, the indictment said. The charging document alleged that the sexual acts took place in Little Egg Harbor and Point Pleasant.
Simunovich previously received an 18-month prison term after pleading guilty in 2009 to cruelty and neglect of children.
Now he is charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Simunovich’s case is on the docket today when he will face an arraignment on the new charges.
An arraignment is a brief proceeding at which a defense attorney usually enters a not-guilty plea on behalf of a defendant.
Simunovich’s arraignment is scheduled to take place at 9 a.m. before Superior Court Judge James M. Blaney at the Ocean County Courthouse in Toms River.
Courtesy: Wilson County Sheriff's Office
LEBANON, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 49-year-old man has been arrested by Wilson County sheriff deputies for multiple counts of aggravated sexual charges against a minor.
On July 13, a grand jury indicted Walter Yearwood on eight counts of rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery of a minor.
Detectives began investigating Yearwood in June this year after receiving information from within the community.
Yearwood is currently in custody and is being held on a $100,000 bond pending a court appearance August 8.
“This kind of crime is especially heart-wrenching,” Sheriff Robert Bryan said. “An innocent child should never have to suffer in silence. If you suspect any such activity is occurring regarding someone you know, please speak up. Call our office at 615-444-1412. You can remain anonymous.”
By KTVA CBS
ANCHORAGE – A Sterling man was arrested Wednesday night on more than 20 charges related to sexual abuse of a minor, according to an online dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers.
Authorities with AST, the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit and the Anchorage Police Department served a search warrant at the home of 55-year-old Bradley Elliott relating to charges of sexual abuse of a minor, child pornography and misconduct involving controlled substances, troopers wrote.
Authorities say the charges against Elliot stem from multiple victims.
Elliott was taken to Wildwood Pre-Trial in Kenai, and the investigation is ongoing.
LAMAR COUNTY, Texas -- A Brookston man accused of sexually abusing a Lamar County child will appear in court for a pre-trial hearing Tuesday.
34-year-old Chevy Wayne Lambert is charged with continuous aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14, along with four other charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The abuse which deputies say may have lasted more than a year, was reported back in February.
He's being held in the Lamar County Jail on $200,000 bond.