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Milwaukee man charged with sexually assaulting 5-year-old

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 29-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old boy in a Milwaukee drug store.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1DXEYJl ) the women's restroom was out of order Aug. 9, so the mother sent her son into the men's restroom and waited outside the door.

The boy came out and said a man had bitten him. The mother notified store employees and they tried to stop the suspect, but he broke free.

Police released surveillance images, and tips helped lead to Lamar Blackmer's arrest.

He was charged Saturday with first-degree sexual assault of a child. The criminal complaint says Blackmer first claimed he accidentally touched the boy but eventually admitted to sexually assaulting him.

A message left at the office of Blackmer's attorney wasn't immediately returned Sunday.

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