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UPDATE: Manitowoc man arrested after inappropriate touch of 11-year-old girl

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MANITOWOC, WI (WTAQ) - Manitowoc police say they've arrested a man for allegedly touching an 11-year-old girl inappropriately Monday.

Authorities say it happened at Madison Elementary School around 8 a.m.

According to school officials, a man had touched the girl while she worked as a student crossing guard. 

The suspect was last seen walking south on N. 4th Street. The victim and a witness described the man to police, who were able to arrest 23-year-old Marcus Charles Allen a few minutes later.

Allen told detectives that he touched the child over the clothing as he walked past. Manitowoc Police Chief Tony Dick says they have no reason to believe this incident was an attempt to abduct or coerce the child to leave the crossing guard post.

Dick says extra police presence will be around Madison Elementary School for the remainder of this week.

In court Tuesday, Allen had his bail set at $3,000 cash. He's facing a charge of first-degree sexual assault of a child.

Anyone with information about this or a similar case is asked to call Manitowoc police at (920) 686-6551 or Manitowoc County Crime Stoppers at (920) 683-4466.

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