An elderly Kingman man has been charged with the alleged sexual abuse of a young neighbor. Deputy Police Chief Rusty Cooper said an investigation that began in early June involved a 12-year-old girl and her neighbor Charles Napolitano, 70.

Cooper said Napolitano allegedly initiated “grooming behavior” last summer, escalating into an improper hugging and groping incident last September. “The most recent incident is reported to have occurred on June 2 where witnesses also observed Napolitano hug, grope her breasts and make suggestive comments to the victim,” Cooper said.

Napolitano was arrested at his home in the 3900 block of Rainbow Drive on June 8.