Day care owner’s 76-year-old husband allegedly sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl

Day care owner’s 76-year-old husband allegedly sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl

Thomas Perthuis was arrested Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl at his wife’s in-home child care center, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 2, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 2 at 4:10 PM

SANTA FE, Texas – A 76-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl at his wife’s in-home child care center, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

Thomas Perthuis’ wife ran a home child care center in the 4500 block of Tower Road.

The victim’s mother, who is also a teacher, reported the incident to a counselor and it was reported to Sante Fe ISD police then reported to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office on Fbruary 21.

When this incident was brought to Perthuis’ attention, he put himself in the hospital which prevented detectives from talking to him about these allegations until Tuesday.

Detectives interviewed Perthuis Tuesday and he was placed in the county jail on $100,000 bond.

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