Canon City man accused in child sex investigation

POSTED: 01:47 PM MST Nov 18, 2013    UPDATED: 01:50 PM MST Nov 18, 2013 
CANON CITY, Colo. -

A Cañon City man is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl during a sleepover at his house.

The investigation began on August 6, 2013. Police released information about the case on November 18, 2013.

Police say a call from a local health care facility prompted the investigation, which led to the arrest of Richard Lee Fortson, age 40.

Fortson is facing a charge of sexual assault on a child. He's being held at the Fremont County Detention Center on $6,000 bond.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Cañon City Police Department at 719-276-5600.