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77-year-old man accused of abusing young child

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Ellis Hardin (Photo from La Vergne PD) Ellis Hardin (Photo from La Vergne PD)
LAVERGNE, TN (WSMV) -

La Vergne police have arrested a 77-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting a young child.

Ellis Hardin is charged with aggravated sexual battery, a Class B felony, following a four-month investigation into a complaint that originated at a home in the 100 block of Chaney Boulevard.

Police said Hardin is accused of abusing a girl under 8 years old, although her exact age or a description of how they knew each other has not been released.

Hardin is jailed in Rutherford County on $200,000 bond, and investigators ask that anyone who knows other children who have had contact with Hardin to call police at 615-287-8667.

Police said additional charges are anticipated against Hardin as the investigation continues.

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