Newport man faces sexual battery charge

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Jul. 11—A Newport man faces a charge of sexual battery in the wake of an Indiana State Police investigation.

Russell B. Thompson, 50, is charged with sexual battery as a Level 6 felony, according to an ISP news release. Bond is set at $10,000, 10% allowed.

ISP began an investigation after receiving information from Vermillion County Victim Assistance alleging a female had been sexually battered. After reviewing the investigation, the Vermillion County prosecutor requested a warrant for Thompson's arrest.

Vermilion County Circuit Court granted an arrest warrant July 6, and Thompson was arrested by the Vermillion County Sheriff's Office without incident July 9.