THOMASVILLE, N.C. -- A Thomasville man is accused of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old child. The Davidson County Sheriff's Office says 72-year-old George Stephen Holtz sexually assaulted the child multiple times.

Deputies say Holtz forcibly performed sexual acts against the child that he was in the care and custody of.

He's charged with five counts of Indecent Liberties with a Minor and one count of Sexual Acts by a Custodian.

Holtz was placed in the Davidson County Detention Center under a $750,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in Lexington District Court on January 11, 2018.